Powell Valley Healthcare is launching a new class that hopes to empower people with chronic health conditions. Healthy U is a community based health education program that originated at Stanford University. The University of Wyoming and the Aging Division in the Wyoming Department of Health has offered the program for a couple of years.
Jim Cannon, the marketing director at Powell Valley Healthcare, said two staff members have taken their own time and energy to launch a Healthy U program in the Bighorn Basin. He said the classes will start in January.
"They facilitate six weeks of classes that cover various topics on how to talk to your Healthcare Provider, diet, exercise and other health topics and so after the six week course then the people can continue on their own trying to help themselves get healthy."
There will be a community lunch and learn December 18, where people can learn about the program and sign up.
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