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Healthy U

Improve your health. Improve your life!
Join us at HealthyU.

HealthyU logo plus woman and man walking in parkMeet others who are facing similar long-term life lasting health conditions and learn how to play a more active role managing your own health condition. Friends, family and caregivers are all welcome!

Upcoming sessions take place weekly at the Campbell County Senior Center located at 701 Stocktrail Avenue in Gillette, Wyoming.

What is Healthy U?

Healthy U is the name for the Wyoming Center on Aging’s implementation of Stanford University’s evidence-based self- management programs, which include Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, and Diabetes

Self-Management programs

  • Healthy U workshops are led by trained peer facilitators. In Healthy U, participants learn a variety of skills including: Techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for improving and maintaining strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, caregivers, and healthcare providers
  • Nutrition
  • Decision-making
  • Action planning
  • How to evaluate new treatments

Reliable health outcomes

Developed in 1996, CDSMP and its affiliated programs have been extensively studied.

Studies have yielded the following outcomes among program participants:

  • Improved exercise habits
  • Improved cognitive symptom management
  • Improved communication with physicians
  • Improved general health
  • Decreased health distress
  • Decreased fatigue
  • •Decreased disability
  • Decreased social and role activity limitations
  • Fewer days in the hospital
  • Fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations per year
  • Healthcare savings of approximately $364 per participant per year

Healthy U is available to patients all across Wyoming

Healthy U is coordinated statewide by the Wyoming Center on Aging in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health Public Health and Aging Divisions. The program was brought to Wyoming in 2015. Healthy U is free to attend.

Any adult that wants to learn more about managing their health or who helps manage a loved one's health is invited to attend regardless of whether or not they have a chronic health condition themselves.


A free six-week health workshop for people managing type 2 Diabetes and their friends, family and caregivers. Offered every Wednesday from January 19-March 2, 2022.

Learn to better manage your diabetes using evidence-based strategies. Topics include:

  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Managing your symptoms
  • Healthy eating
  • Action planning
  • Exercise
  • Effective communication
  • Evaluation treatment

Chronic Condition Quick Facts

  • 6 in 10 adults in the US have one or more chronic health conditions
  • 90% of all US health care expenditures are for people with chronic health conditions
  • 7 of 10 leading causes of death in Wyoming are attributed to chronic disease
  • 150,000 Wyomingites are underserved with access to primary care
  • Older Wyomingites have 2-3 times higher rates of chronic disease compared to national averages

Space is limited. For more information, or to register, please call 307.688.6006.

Supported by the Wyoming Center on Aging, Stanford Medicine, Wyoming Department of Health and Campbell County Health.