Regional Arthritis Centers (RACs)

Missouri has seven Regional Arthritis Centers (RACs) that are part of a statewide network run by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program (MAOP).  The RACs have been in place since 1984 and are established by Missouri legislation.  These seven centers are located around the state and partner with local …

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Missouri Self-Management Program Leader Agreement

I understand that I will be authorized to teach Living a Healthy Life (the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program – CDSMP), Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes (the Diabetes Self-Management Program – DSMP), and/or Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain (the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program – CPSMP) only after I have attended all required days …

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A Recipe for Better Health

We're now several weeks into the New Year and starting to find our footing. Have you thought of your fitness goals for the year? Last time we talked about setting achievable goals as part of an action plan. In this post we'll look at some common hangups to getting started and some tips and tricks …

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National Osteoporosis Month

This May, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is celebrating National Osteoporosis Month! The goal of this month is to encourage everyone to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and make the lifestyle changes needed to build strong bones for life. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that makes a person’s bones weak …

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National Minority Health Month

This April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is celebrating National Minority Health Month! The theme for this month in 2016 is to accelerate health equity for the nation. Dr. J. Nadine Garcia from the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says, “The purpose of National …

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National Healthcare Decisions Day!

You might be thinking, “What is National Healthcare Decisions Day?” This day was created to inspire, educate, and empower people and health care providers about the importance of advance care planning.  This year, National Healthcare Decisions Day is Saturday, April 16, 2016.

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