Chronic Pain Self-Management Program supports Albertans living with long term pain

August 31, 2022

Free six-week series of virtual workshops starts next month

EDMONTON – Albertans living with chronic pain symptoms or support someone with a long-term health condition(s) have an opportunity to join a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) workshop designed to help them take control of their health.

Better Choices, Better Health is a six-week series of workshops designed to support Albertans living with ongoing health conditions explore ways to manage their health and live their life, one step at a time. These workshops are one of many services provided by the Alberta Healthy Living Program, which supports chronic disease management programming throughout the province.

The Better Choices, Better Health workshop sessions are led by trained volunteer leaders, many of whom live with a chronic health condition. This approach ensures an understanding of the challenges participants face and provides a supportive and welcoming environment.

Because those living with ongoing health conditions are often faced with the same day-to-day challenges, Better Choices, Better Health focuses on teaching tools and techniques common to all chronic conditions.

Beginning next month, there are two start dates to choose from:

Participants will learn:

Read what a past participant says.

Virtual workshops start this month using the online platform Zoom.

Workshops are scheduled to accommodate a range of participant availabilities. Call 825-404-7460 (press 3) to register as spots are limited.

Interested participants should have access to a device (computer, tablet, or smartphone) that connects to the Internet, and has both a camera and microphone.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.