Would you be interested in taking part in a four day training to become a lay leader for the Chronic Disease Self Management program “Your Way to Wellness”.
If you wish to volunteer and commit to participate in the Your Way to Wellness (YW2W) Lay Training event, it’ll be held on August 25th to 28th, 2014 in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
The following information outlines the expectations of volunteer Lay leaders. Please read carefully. If you feel prepared to meet these expectations, please sign below and return to your local YW2W Coordinator prior to the August 25th training event. If you have questions, please discuss with your local YW2W Coordinator.
Volunteer Lay Leader Expectations:
-Attend all 4 days of the Lay Leader Trainer Event (August 25 – 28th, 2014)
-Co-lead at least one YW2W programs by August 25th, 2015 to become a certified Lay Leader
-Distribute, collect, record, and submit required participant data such as attendance sheets and evaluation forms and return to the YW2W Coordinator after co-leading sessions
-Notify YW2W Coordinator of all concerns regarding facilities, workshop participation, or other issues as they arise
-Deliver program as designed by Stanford University
-Inform YW2W Coordinator about your availability to facilitate workshops
-Work with Co-leader(s) to fairly share all preparation, teaching and follow-up activities required
-Arrange own transportation to and from sessions
The CDSMP was first development in 1991 at Stanford University as a collaborative research project between Stanford and Northern California Kaiser Permanent Medical Care Program. A study involving several hundred people was part of this development. This study and more than 50 since them have found that people who take this program generally have fewer symptoms such as depression and shortness of breath, have better quality of life, exercise more, and usually utilize health care less.
Please note travel, back and forth to the venue and accommodations for those travelling long distances will be paid for, for your convenience.
If you are interested please contact me at any time, Thank you in advance for your consideration, Kelly
Cape Breton District Health Authority
Sterling Health Centre, Unit 105
3 Sterling Road, Glace Bay, NS