New Mexico Department of Health - Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The MyCD Program is the nationally and internationally known evidence-based, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed and tested by Stanford University.
Available in English and Spanish. Peer led-education program delivered in community settings for 2 ½ hours, once a week for six-weeks. For adults with one or more chronic health condition like diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, high blood pressure, or any other ongoing or long-term health condition. Appropriate for older adults and adults with disabilities.
Participants learn useful self-management skills and ways to help them better manage their health problems, including how to: gain confidence and motivation to better manage their health; make a step-by-step action plan to improve their health; problem solve and make informed decisions; eat healthy and exercise more; manage their pain, fatigue, and medications; and better communicate with their doctor, family or caregiver about their health.
The MyCD Program has been offered in the following counties: Bernalillo, Chaves, Cibola, Curry, Dona Ana, Los Alamos, Luna, Mora, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sierra, and Valencia *For counties not currently listed as a service area workshops can be expanded but are dependent on appropriate number of participants (Minimum of 10 no more than 20 people per workshop) call the New Mexico Department of Health at (505) 222-8605.