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Oregon Statewide Living Well Information Site – Living Well Page

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Program  – Oregon
The purpose of the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Program (HPCDP) is to promote the health of Oregonians by advancing policy and developing public health programs that prevent chronic diseases from occurring, detect chronic diseases at the earliest stages when they are most treatable, and prevent further complications.

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Program (HPCDP) includes nine program areas: arthritis; asthma; breast and cervical cancer screening; statewide cancer registry; comprehensive cancer control; diabetes; heart disease and stroke; physical activity, nutrition and obesity; and tobacco control. All nine program areas are supported by funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The tobacco control program is also funded with tobacco tax revenues designated by Ballot Measure 44 passed by Oregon voters in 1996. At the current time, no state general fund revenues support these programs.

Books and CD’s to Order

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PowerPoint Presentations:

Chronic Disease Self-management Program presentations prepared for presentation at conferences and public meetings.
CDSMP – Program Overview
Strategies for Sustainability
RVTV Presentation 1
Loading for Success – Living Well 2020

Links to Other Online Resources

Self-Management Resource Center
The evidence-based self management programs previously offered by Stanford Patient Education Research Center have moved to the Self-Management Resource Center. Over the past 24 years, we have developed, tested, and evaluated self-management programs for English and Spanish speakers with chronic health problems. All of our programs are designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and how their health problems affect their lives. Our small-group workshops are given in community settings and on the Internet. They are facilitated by two leaders/moderators with health problems of their own. The workshops are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences, and support. Our main mission, however, is research. We only develop and offer programs that we test for effectiveness with randomized, controlled trials that are funded by research grants and span two to five years. The aim of all of our programs is to improve the physical and emotional health of participants while reducing health care costs.

Food as Medicine – Studies done at the Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicate that colorful, high fiber, low fat foods help us avoid chronic disease conditions, cardiac problems and even dementia. Start preventing disease in your own kitchen. Learn about the protective qualities of food.

Sharon Johnson’s Healthy Aging column runs weekly, on Tuesdays, in the Medford Mail Tribune, Healthy Living Section

Community Cable Television’s Extension Program “Healthy Living”. Time changed to 2nd Thursday of each month, aired at 6 pm and re-broadcast through-out the month. Web site: Hosted by OSU Extension faculty, Sharon Johnson.

Please note: only controls the information presented on our Web site.  These links are for “information only” and do not constitute an endorsement of the accuracy or completeness of the content of those sites.  As always, be prudent in the use of such information and always consult your healthcare team for guidance on diagnosis and treatment programs. Also, consider participating in the workshops as one of the topics covered is “How to Make Informed Treatment Decisions.” In this workshop topic you will learn valuable ways to evaluate information from any  source.

Regional & National Links


Smoke Free Oregon – Oregon’s smoking cessation support is available at The decision to quit smoking is an important life changing event for you.  Quitting smoking may be challenging at times, but there are resources available to you to use.  The Oregon Quit Line is open 7 days a week from 5 a.m. to midnight. Please call 1-800-784-8669 or visit the website. This is a free service available to anyone who lives in Oregon. The Quit Line provides counseling and can direct you on a path to quit smoking for good.

United States

American Chronic Pain Association
The American Chronic Pain Association was founded in 1980. The ACPA’s unique materials are a primary resource for individuals seeking to improve the quality of their lives and for the professionals who help them.

Community Partnerships for Older Americans
Community Partnerships for Older Adults is a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that fosters community partnerships to improve long term care and supportive services systems to meet the current and future needs of older adults.

Future of Long-Term Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities
As the aging demographics unfold, the financing of Oregon’s nationally recognized long-term care system will become a major challenge.  Even with a reasonable rate of growth in future Oregon revenues, the burgeoning number of seniors and people with disabilities needing long-term care support could overwhelm and outstrip Oregon’s capacity to pay for needed services. It is imperative that Oregon plan now for the future of its long-term care system.

Medline Plus – Trusted health information for you
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

National Chronic Care Consortium
This Web site includes archived materials developed by the National Chronic Care Consortium. It offers tools and methods for addressing numerous aspects of integration of care for people with serious chronic conditions—clinical, administrative, financial, and cultural. It provides a framework, strategies, and sample policy specifications for reforming barriers that impede the ability of plans and providers to provide quality, cost-effective care.

Fact Sheet: Chronic Disease Self-Management
NCOA fact sheet on chronic disease self-management. Diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, lung disease. Chronic conditions like these make life unmanageable for millions of older adultsラand force them to give up their independence too soon.