Better Choices, Better Health

About the program: Better Choices, Better Health® (BCBH) is an internet-based group workshop that uses content from the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. It focuses on chronic disease management, decision making, problem-solving, and action-planning.


To increase:

  • Self-confidence.
  • Physical and psychosocial well-being.
  • Knowledge of ways to manage chronic conditions.
  • Motivation to manage chronic diseases and associated challenges.

Target Audience:

  • Adults with arthritis
  • Adults with other chronic diseases.
  • Older adults.
  • Adults living in rural areas, who are homebound, or who do not wish to participate in in-person group programs.

Key Activities:

  • Interactive educational activities like discussion and brainstorming.
  • Action planning exercises and feedback, behavior modeling, relaxation techniques, and more.
  • Participants can log-on when they choose, and set action plans each week.
  • Participants also report on how well they are doing at following their action plans.

Setting: Online/Internet Based.

Suggested class size: The ideal class size is 20 or 25, but participants do not need to be online at the same time.

Duration: Each course is six weeks, and participants should log on two to three times a week.


  • Participant costs: Between $185 and $275 per person.
  • Leader/ Host Costs: None.

Program Requirements:

  • Access to a computer with internet access.
  • The workshop companion book Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition.

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