Contact the following services to learn how to better manage your chronic disease:
- National Diabetes Prevention Program: www.stopdiabetesnm.org. The NDPP is an evidence-base lifestyle change program for one year with a lifestyle coach to prevent type 2 diabetes with behavior changes including physical activity and healthy eating.
- Tobacco Cessation Services: www.quitnownm.com. The website provides information on how to quit tobacco for youth and adults in English and Spanish with interpretive services available in 200 languages. Programs are available that include a quit plan, self-help materials, unlimited sessions with a trained Quit Coach, and free nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges.
Manage Your Chronic Disease Program: Christopher D. Lucero, Department of Health (505) 222-8605, http://nmhealth.org/publication/view/general/119/. The MyCD program is delivered in community settings in various locations in New Mexico for adults with one or more chronic health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, or high blood pressure to learn useful disease self-management skills: MyCD Program Summary, MyCD Workshop Schedule, and MyCD Workshop Flyer.
The Guide to Community Preventive Services: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/. This resource covers a wide range of topics including alcohol, asthma, adolescent health, cancer obesity, diabetes, and provides evidence based recommendation for programs.
The US Preventive Services Task Force: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/recommendations. This resource provides evidence based recommendations for clinical preventive services.
- Four Domains Information (related to each of the CDPC Quarterly Meetings):
Domain 1: Epidemiology and Surveillance
Domain 2: Environmental Approaches (Strategies that Support and Reinforce Healthful Behaviors)
Domain 3: Health Care System Interventions (Health Systems Interventions)
Domain 4: Community Programs Linked to Clinical Services (Community-Clinical Linkages Enhancement)
- Veterans with Mesothelioma – Veterans account for almost 30% of all mesothelioma diagnoses in the US each year. They are the largest single group affected by mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Veterans Center offers free support to veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma. Please visit their website for more information.
- Mesothelioma – Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it. Mesothelioma Guide offers free services and resources to mesothelioma patients and their families by connecting them with doctors and treatment options that best suited for them. Please visit their website for more information.
- Mesothelioma Fund – Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common type of mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Fund offers free services for mesothelioma patients dealing with the cost of treatment. Please visit their website for more information.
- The Mesothelioma Center – This website offers the following resources for those affected by mesothelioma (all of which are free to use): 1) A monthly online support group where we discuss a variety of topics pertaining to cancer patients; 2) An on-staff doctor and nurse available to answer any medical-related questions; 3) 24-hour live chat support; 4) Patient Advocates that work 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.