Aug 21 2019


By |2019-08-21T15:08:41-05:00August 21st, 2019|

2019 CDSMP / Living Well Alabama class participants during a session at St. Peter AME in Montgomery The Wellness Coalition began utilizing the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) as an evidence-based intervention in 2008. A dependable and effective franchise of chronic disease self-management education, CDSMP has proven effective at helping people take control [...]

Apr 16 2018

Better Covenant Ministries Expands The Reach of Living Well Alabama

By |2018-04-17T12:08:18-05:00April 16th, 2018|

Elder Karen Hawkins (top) and First Lady Valerie Prude (bottom) lead the Living Well Alabama classes at Better Covenant Ministries in Montgomery, Alabama. Photos courtesy of Christian Hardy, BCM Media. Living Well Alabama (LWA) is a chronic disease self-management program that involves a small group of participants interactively learning ways to manage chronic [...]

Jan 10 2018

Resurrection Church Leads Latest Living Well Classes

By |2018-02-07T14:24:09-06:00January 10th, 2018|

Chronic conditions such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes have plagued the adult population in the state of Alabama for years. There have been little-to-no positive changes in trends, but a lack of access to healthcare and resources has been identified as the problem. Individuals suffering from chronic conditions may not possess the knowledge and skills [...]

Sep 12 2017

A Personal Story of Living Well at Bethany Church

By |2017-10-17T13:13:15-05:00September 12th, 2017|

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), Living Well Alabama, was designed by Stanford University to help people with chronic diseases (and their caregivers) gain confidence in their ability to control symptoms and to be in charge of how their health conditions affect their lives. As a licensed provider of Living Well training, The Wellness Coalition certified Bethany Seventh Day Adventist church leaders to teach the [...]

Jul 19 2017

Mobile Heights Lives Well with Living Well Alabama

By |2017-10-17T13:14:39-05:00July 19th, 2017|

Mobile Heights Baptist Church is having success with Living Well Alabama. Their pastor, Pastor Martin, participated in the first round of Living Well and graduated on April 29, 2017 with eight other participants. Their first round was a huge success, and the second round was met with similar enthusiasm from participants and the community. Mobile Heights began their second round [...]

Apr 17 2017

Hayneville Church Shares Thoughts on Living Well

By |2017-10-17T13:18:14-05:00April 17th, 2017|

“Graduates” from the first FMBC Living Well classes held January-February 2017. The Wellness Coalition works to develop partnerships and to employ community action strategies in order to advance a culture of wellness and to improve health care access in the River Region. One of those strategies involves offering chronic disease self-management programs (CDSMP) [...]

Feb 20 2017

Chronic Disease Self-Management Taught By Local Churches

By |2019-10-07T17:44:17-05:00February 20th, 2017|

A series of no-cost classes is being conducted by Montgomery and Lowndes County churches to teach members of the public how to self-manage chronic conditions including asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, mental illness, and other chronic conditions. The program, known as “Living Well Alabama” (Living Well), is a Stanford University evidence-based program that is [...]

Oct 11 2016

“Living Well” Classes Welcomed in Local Communities

By |2017-10-17T13:35:28-05:00October 11th, 2016|

"Graduates" from a Lowndes County Living Well Alabama 6-week course. Living Well Alabama is a Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) program that is evidence based through Stanford University. The program is a 6-week series of weekly classes that equips participants with the necessary tools needed to manage their chronic condition(s). It teaches [...]

Jul 30 2015

Macon County Residents Graduate Healthy Living Community Classes with Celebration

By |2017-10-12T12:33:32-05:00July 30th, 2015|

Shorter, Ala. – Mary Magdalene Baptist Church is holding a celebration for local residents who attended and completed a 6-week course on preventing and managing chronic disease and improving overall wellness. The graduation celebration will be held August 4 at 11:30am at Mary Magdalene Baptist Church located at 4294 Cross Keys Road in Shorter, Ala. [...]