FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES RESOURCE PROFILE

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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES RESOURCE PROFILE
RESOURCE NAME: Kansans Optimizing Health Program
DATE LAST REVISED: Program initiated in 12/08
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: KOHP is the “Kansas” name for the Chronic Disease Self-Management
program developed by Stanford University for individuals who are living with a chronic disease,
although family members and caregivers are welcome to participate. This program is provided to
citizens of Kansas through a partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Individuals are taught how to manage their symptoms and that they can impact their health
through personal actions. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with frustration, pain and
fatigue, 2) exercise, 3) medications, 4)communication, 5) nutrition, and 6) making informed
treatment decisions. Participant results include a decrease in physician visits, an increase in
communication with physicians, an increase in exercise levels, and a reduction of health care costs.
Support and training of leaders for this program will occur throughout 2013.
PROGRAM FOCUS TEAMS:
x
Adult Development and Aging
Crop Production
Family Resource Management
Horticulture
Natural Resources
Youth Development
Community Development
Family Development
Farm Management
Livestock Production
X Nutrition, Food Safety and Health
LEVEL OF OUTCOME EXPECTED:
x
Short-Term (Knowledge)
x
Medium-Term (Behavior)
Long-Term (Impact)
NEXT TIME TRAINING IS AVAILABLE: Throughout 2012/2013
AGENT TRAINING LEVEL:
x
Basic
Intermediate
CONTACT PERSON
Advanced
(include email address and phone number):
Joan Kahl
[email protected]
(785)532-1905
AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCE (include publication number, if applicable):
Please see the web site at www.aging.ksu.edu
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