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  • 04/14/2023
    NEW-- Self-Management Programs Network
    The Self-Management Programs Network allows patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers to access information about self-management programs in Southwestern Ontario.
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COVID-19 Update

Please note: If you are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID, please use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care. We hope our website will also help to offer you guidance in managing your chronic conditions during this time.



Health Care Provider Training


The following programs are available to support Health Care Professionals in learning how to move their patients through behavioural change strategies, resulting in improved management of their chronic disease. 


Choices and Changes:  Motivating Healthy Behaviours

    This workshop is for health care providers to understand the literature, theory and techniques for promoting change in health behavior. 



Clinician- Patient Communication to Enhance Health Outcomes (CPC)/ONLINE WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE

   This ½ day interactive training session assists the professional in enhancing their communication skills.



Craving Change®

   This program is an on-line training program for health care providers interested in delivering the "Craving Change® Program.




   This interactive workshop is for health care professionals to understand Health Literacy concepts and learn practical skills for clear and effective communication with patients and family members



Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training (M.A.S.T)/ ONLINE WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE

   This 4-week program introduces mindfulness practices that will help individuals to feel more balanced and present in their lives.




   This 2 day certified training course is an awareness and prevention program that teaches participants how to help someone who is showing signs of a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. 




Moving Towards Change

   This program is a 1.5 day workshop with Dr. Michael Vallis. 



Moving Towards Change (Evening Program): Supporting Your Patient to Self-Manage

    This program is an evening workshop for health care providers with Dr. Michael Vallis, focusing on strategies you can implement in an 5 to 10 minute office or clinic visit.   



Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You Leader Training

  This program is a 1 day workshop to become a "Certified Trainer".  With this certification, you can lead 2 1/2 hour workshops for people with diabetes in preventing foot ulcers. 



The Empathy Effect: Countering Bias to Improve Health Outcomes/ ONLINE WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE

    This 4.5 hour training is designed for anyone who works in healthcare who comes into contact with patients/clients and families.




   This 1 day program is for all staff members to learn ways to communicate in ways that will enhance satisfaction and encourage patient partnership.




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Looking for additional learning opportunities across Southwestern Ontario?

Visit the Self-Management Programs Network website for more information

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