Better Choices Better Health

Better Choices Better Health Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Program is a FREE self-management workshop for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, mood disorders or other long-term conditions. Individuals caring for those with chronic health conditions are also welcome to attend. Developed by Stanford University, workshop topics include:

  • Find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and stress
  • Discover better nutrition and exercise choices
  • Management of symptoms and difficult emotions
  • Understand new treatment options
  • Learn better ways to talk to your doctor and family about your health

Workshops are facilitated by lay leaders trained in the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program who use a standardized, evidence based-curriculum. Most leaders have health problems of their own and can relate to living with various conditions.

Workshops meet for 2½ hours per week for 6 consecutive weeks and are held in various locations throughout the community. Each workshop has 10 to 15 participants and are highly interactive.


Send us an email or call 406-329-5746 to secure your spot, for more information about workshops in your area, or to learn more about becoming a Better Choices Better Health workshop leader for your community or organization. Pre-registration is required.

601 W. Spruce, Suite C
Missoula, MT 59802

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Community partners

Thank you to the following organizations for helping provide free chronic disease self-management workshops.

  • Partnership Health Center
  • Missoula City-County Health Department
  • The University of Montana
  • Ravalli County Council on Aging
  • Mountain-Pacific Quality Health