Tomando Control de Su Salud

Tomando Control de su Salud is a community-based chronic health workshop for spanish speakers with chronic health problems. It is a six week program that works best in a community setting. Although very similar to CDSMP, Tomando is not an exact translation and was developed separately. While topics are similar, they are presented in ways that are culturally appropriate. They include:

  1. Healthy eating
  2. Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance,
  3. Managing depression,
  4. Appropriate use of medications,
  5. Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals,
  6. Relaxation techniques,
  7. Appropriate use of the health care system,
  8. How to evaluate new treatments, and
  9. Better breathing.  

Get in Touch

Self-Management Resource Center


Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States (US)

smrc@selfmanagementresource.com
650-242-8040

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What People are Saying

“I listened as each person introduced themselves and was amazed how much I could relate to them with a completely different chronic disease. For the first time, I didn’t feel alone.”

Get in Touch

Self-Management Resource Center


Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States (US)

smrc@selfmanagementresource.com
650-242-8040

What People are Saying

“I listened as each person introduced themselves and was amazed how much I could relate to them with a completely different chronic disease. For the first time, I didn’t feel alone.”

Program Details

Settings/Facilities

Community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals.

Duration

 Six weeks of classes, held once a week for 2 1/2 hours.

Program Costs

For fees, please see the SMRC website.  Other costs include training of leaders, manuals for leaders, and participant materials.

Costs Include

Outcomes

At four months, the participants, as compared with usual-care control subjects, demonstrated improved health status, health behavior, and self-efficacy, as well as fewer emergency room visits. At one year, the improvements were maintained and remained significantly different from baseline condition.

Materials

Tomando Control de Su Salud, 4th Edition

Staffing

Workshops are facilitated by two trained certified and active leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic disease themselves. All workshops are given in Spanish without translators

Individual vs. Group

Small Group

Mode

In-person

Data Requirements

Annual report on number of workshops and number of people served.

Languages

See CDSMP for more information

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