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Tomando Control de Su Diabetes

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This program focuses on Chronic Disease patients and their caregivers. Participants meet once a week for 6 weeks, and learn how to effectively manage symptoms and decrease risk factors. The curriculum has been proven to improve outcomes for Hispanic adults with chronic disease by providing them with culturally appropriate health education in Spanish and in their community. The Tomando Control curriculum was developed and tested by Stanford University, is designed for adults with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and other chronic diseases common among Hispanics. The course is facilitated by two bilingual and bicultural Health Educators who have successfully completed the training to facilitate the courses and who maintain their training by holding at least 2 courses a year and applying any changes made by Stanford. Consisting of six weekly two and a half hour sessions, patients are given education on their diseases, how to stay healthy, and how to manage stress. CHHC has delivered the Tomando Control curriculum several times (most recently with funding from the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community).