The Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to coordinate, promote and facilitate self-management workshops across Southeastern Ontario.
The Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario coordinates self-management workshops, providing the opportunity for individuals, caregivers and health care providers to learn about self-management and support for people living with (or at-risk of developing) chronic conditions.
Three main priorities:
- Coordinate self-management workshops for residents of Southeastern Ontario living with or at-risk of developing a chronic condition, their family members, and their caregivers.
- Coordinate Choices and Changes workshop for health care providers.
- Train workshop facilitators in order to increase access to workshops throughout the region.
Our program goal is to provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to self-manage their chronic conditions and to provide health care professionals with the tools and techniques to offer better self-management support.
The anticipated impact is that individuals will have a stronger ability to self-manage their chronic conditions and live healthier lives, thereby improving health outcomes and reducing long-term health care costs.
This centralized coordination helps promote access to self-management supports, programs and resources throughout the community.
The Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario is housed at the Kingston Community Health Centres and holds a regional license to facilitate the Stanford Self-Management Programs. Partnering agencies have signed on under our license in order to host the 6-week Living Well workshops. This program is successful because of the commitment of staff and volunteers at partner organizations who recognize the importance of offering self-management support to their patients and taking the initiative to engage clients by running workshops at their organization.
If your organization is interested in becoming a partner, find out more on here.