Toolkit materials and program: Active Living with Chronic Conditions

Self-Management Programs, University of Victoria
Description / Summary

The Self-Management Programs at the University of Victoria have developed and shared 2 new toolkits for those living with chronic conditions. A brief description is provided here - please see and share the attached posters for more information.

1. Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions Program

This evidence-based program includes all tools in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, packaged into a one-time mailing. It offers an alternative method for those who cannot or do not wish to attend a CDSMP workshop in person or online. The self-tailored Tool Kit contains:

  • Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 5th Edition book
  • Relaxation for Mind and Body CD
  • An exercise CD with accompanying booklet
  • A self-test to help decide how to use the materials
  • Tips sheets on the most important self-management tools

The Tool Kit will suggest and give you some ideas to try.

2. Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions + Telephone Calls Program

Participants in this 6-week program receive the materials from the Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions Program, and participate in a 30-minute, small group conference call with a Program Leader and other participants. The Leader introduces the materials, explains the self-test, does an exercise with the group, and gets each person to make a weekly action plan.

If you know of anyone who is interested in participating in the one-on-one Health Coach Program or in our small-group Tool Kit + Telephone Program, please ask them to email us at and provide the following information:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Telephone Number
  3. Email Address
  4. City/Postal Code
  5. Program they are interested in (Health Coach or Tool Kit + Phone)

A Program Coordinator will then contact them to discuss the next steps.