Self-Management Support is help given to individuals with chronic conditions that enables them to manage their health on a day-to-day basis. Self-Management Support can help and inspire people to learn more about their conditions and to take an active role in their health care!

Buckeye Hills collaborates with community partners in our region to offer a variety of workshops to equip individuals with chronic conditions and those aging to manage their health care and take a preventative approach to their healthcare.

Healthy U

The HEALTHY U Ohio initiative helps Ohioans stay active, make healthy choices, and manage chronic conditions so that they can have the highest possible quality of life and better health outcomes, maintaining their independence as they age.

HEALTHY U can help participants live a healthy life with chronic conditions.

Programs of Healthy U include:

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management

    This program has been proven to help individuals manage chronic symptoms better and spend fewer days in the hospital. In this program, participants learn to manage symptoms and emotions, improve diet and physical activity level, communicate effectively with a care team, and make good decisions and solve problems relating to health care.

  • Chronic Pain Self-Management

    This program helps participants who live with back pain, nerve pain, fibromyalgia and other types of chronic pain to improve their confidence in managing their symptoms and daily activities.

  • Diabetes Self-Management

    This program is tailored specifically for adults living with Type 2 Diabetes.

  • Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (DEEP)

    This program provides participants with tools to better manage diabetes. The primary goal of DEEP is to empower participants in diabetes self-management efficacy.

Steady U

STEADY U Ohio is a statewide collaborative falls prevention initiative, supported by Ohio government and state business partners to ensure that every county, every community and every Ohioan knows how they can prevent falls, one step at a time.

Programs of Steady U include:

  • A Matter of Balance

    This program is an award-winning group program that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls as controllable, set realistic goals, change their environment to reduce risk factors and exercise to increase strength and balance.

  • Tai Chi

    Tai Chi is a centuries-old, mind and body practice that involves fluid, whole-body movements that gently challenge and strengthen balance, mental focus, deep breathing and relaxation. It has been proven to improve balance and reduce falls and may have other health benefits as well.