South West Self-Management Program
Helping People Help Themselves
The South West Self Management Program is offered by the South West CCAC in partnership with the South West LHIN. The goal of the program is to have a coordinated approach to support clients, caregivers and health care providers with self management.
Self management is a recognized component of the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Framework and encompasses all of the activities that “aid and inspire individuals to become informed about their condition so they can take an active role in their treatment and management.” In order to achieve this, the South West Self Management Program facilitates the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions workshop from Stanford University for individuals and their caregivers who are living with chronic conditions. This workshop provides information and teaches practical skills so that they can confidently manage the challenges of living with a chronic condition.
In addition, our program also targets health care providers across the South West by providing education and skills training in communication techniques that support client centred care. Productive and effective interactions with health care providers and the system result in better quality of lives for individuals and caregivers.
Ultimately, the South West Self Management Program seeks to empower both clients and health care providers to utilize self management skills. This supports the development of increased confidence in their ability to have successful and effective interactions with each other.