About Paths to Health NM Programs
Paths to Health NM: Tools for Healthier Living offers several free programs to help adults gain confidence and skills that can help them prevent or manage chronic health conditions or injuries. These programs have been proven to work and improve quality of life.
National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a year-long program for adults who have prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Falls Prevention Programs are proven to help older adults reduce their risk of falls and injuries through muscle strengthening, balance and gait training. Four evidence-based programs are available:
- A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls, a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase physical activity
- Otago, a program for older adults at the highest level of fall risk
- Tai Chi for Arthritis, a fall prevention exercise program
- Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®, a program to improve balance and strength
Contact Adult Falls Prevention Coordinator with the New Mexico Department of Health at (505) 476-3082 for more information on falls prevention and class availability.
Provider Referral Programs
Provider Referral Programs require a clinical referral from a healthcare provider.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program is a referral-based program for adults who have type 2 diabetes.
Self-Management for Chronic Conditions
Paths to Health NM offers several programs that support people to prevent or manage diabetes and other chronic health conditions or injuries. These programs help adults gain the confidence and skills they need to manage their health.
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs (CDSMEP) are a group of self-management programs for adults of all ages, including those with disabilities, who are living with one or more chronic health condition that requires daily self-management. Conditions may include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, cancer, HIV, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is for adults who have one or more chronic health condition.
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is for adults who have type 2 diabetes.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) is for adults who are living with chronic pain.
Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program (CTSP) is for adults who have cancer or are in remission.
Positive Self-Management Program for HIV (PSMP) is for adults who are living with HIV.
Tomando Control de su Salud is for Spanish-speaking adults who have one or more chronic health condition. This program is similar in content to CDSMP but is presented in a way that is culturally appropriate to Spanish speakers.
Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes is for Spanish-speaking adults who have type 2 diabetes.
Programa de Manejo Personal del Dolor Crónico is for Spanish-speaking adults who are living with chronic pain.
Cáncer: Triunfando y Sobreviviendo is for Spanish-speaking adults who have cancer or are in remission.
Vivir Más Sano con VIH is for Spanish-speaking adults who are living with HIV.
In addition to the CDSMEP, Paths to Health NM offers these programs.
Walk with Ease is a walking program for adults.
YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program (Y-BSMP) is for adults who have hypertension.
Self-Management through Healthier Eating
Kitchen Creations is a series of four classes on nutrition and cooking for adults with diabetes.
Creaciones de la Cocina is a series of four classes on nutrition and cooking for Spanish-speaking adults with diabetes.
The YMCA of Central New Mexico offers a Heart Healthy Nutrition Series as part of its Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program. These four individual classes are offered:
- YMCA Lowering Sodium Intake
- YMCA Shop, Prep, and Cook for BP Management
- YMCA Heart Healthy Eating for Life
- YMCA DASH Way of Eating
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