Self-Management Programs for Healthier Living
The Blueprint for Health offers learning opportunities that help individuals better manage their own health. These workshops address a range of conditions and topics, including Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention, Chronic Pain, Tobacco Cessation, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and any type of Chronic Disease.
Convenient Wellness Classes Across Vermont
Self-management programs statewide are currently managed by the Greater Burlington YMCA. Workshops are offered in all areas of the state, on days and times that suit a range of schedules. To learn more about each workshop, and find upcoming workshop dates and locations, visit:
Self-Management is Proven to Improve Health, Reduce Health Care Costs
Each program is evidence-based. Some are modeled on the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs, programs whose completers experience improved health and wellbeing including fewer days in the hospital.
The Y Diabetes Prevention Program helps people at-risk for Diabetes improve or maintain their health while reducing Medicare spending. The study showed savings of about $2,650 per participant over 15 months. Based on these results, the federal government added the Y Diabetes Prevention Program to Medicare – making it the first preventative service model expanded into the Medicare program under the Affordable Care Act.