Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

Eating Well

Chronic diseases are those conditions that can be managed but not cured. Chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, arthritis, dental disease, and HIV, are major causes of disability and death for Oregonians. We know that most chronic diseases can be prevented by eating wellbeing physically activeavoiding tobacco and excessive drinking, and getting regular health screenings.

Browse these topics to get more information about public health programs, policies, and systems that promote health and aid in the prevention and management of chronic disease.


Programs and Classes

Chronic disease self-management programs help you learn about your health conditions and how to manage your symptoms as well as get the support that you need to take charge of your health. Evidence-based programs include:

  • Living Well With Chronic Conditions
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management
  • Cancer: Thriving and Surviving
  • Oregon Arthritis Program, Walk With Ease Program
  • A Matter of Balance
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Falls Prevention for older adults or younger adults at increased risk for falls
  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Find and register for chronic disease self-management programs at the Oregon Compass Self-Management Portal.Oregon Compass Self-Management Portal 

To search for one of these programs near you, please click here.

This link will take you to an external site, Compass by QTAC-NY, to search for a workshop in Oregon.

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