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.
Paths to Health NM offers the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs (CDSMEP), 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.
The Better Choices, Better Health (BCBH) Online Workshop is an online version of CDSMP.
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 de Color 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.
Programa de Manejo Personal del VIH is for Spanish-speaking adults who are living with HIV.
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:
- Tai Chi for Arthritis, a fall prevention exercise program
- Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®, a program to improve balance and strength
- 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
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.
Kitchen Creations is a series of four classes on nutrition and cooking for adults with diabetes.
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