Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Living Healthy Champlain coordinates, promotes and facilitates self-management programs across the Champlain Local Health Integration Network.
Self-management programs seek to empower individuals to cope with disease and live better quality lives by developing self-efficacy or a level of confidence in their ability to manage their own chronic conditions and interactions with the health care system and individual providers. Living Healthy Champlain provides a centralized program to improve coordination of and access to self-management supports, programs and resources for people with chronic conditions.
Health coaches provide support and guidance to help participants make the healthy changes they want to work on such as managing their health condition(s) and its complications, finding helpful community resources and taking action to live a healthy life. Health Coaches expertise stems from their shared experience with chronic conditions.