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Leah Jaspers, BS, Public Health Educator
(423) 209-8246

Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic Disease Prevention Programs:

Since the early 1990s, Public Health and other health professions have placed greater emphasis on prevention in an attempt to reduce the pain, suffering, and expense of chronic diseases before they start. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department joins this effort by offering free on-site educational programs designed to increase health awareness of chronic disease risks and prevention. Contact us to schedule educational programming for your community, faith-based organization, workplace, or other location in Hamilton County. Programs are typically one hour but can be adapted to your needs and are interactive.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program:

For those who have been diagnosed with chronic diseases, we offer programming designed to foster independence and self-confidence, reduce individual and organizational health care expenses, and relieve an over-burdened health care system. We offer an outstanding evidence-based self-management course developed by Stanford University- the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, also called "Living Well with Chronic Conditions." This program has been proven to reduce hospital stays, help individuals manage their symptoms, and save health care costs.


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