Share Your Story: Participant Testimonial

We would like to be able to share your story to help others living with chronic conditions learn about the Alabama Living Well workshops. (All questions are optional.) Name First Last Do we have permission to use your first name? Yes No Email PhoneWhy did you decide to take the "Alabama Living Well" workshop?Now that


Participant Information Survey Participant ID as shown in Participant Survey Workshop Location Age Today Sex Male Female Ethnicity Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic or Latino Race American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black, African-American Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander White Chronic Disease Arthritis/Rheumatic Disease Asthma/Emphysema/Other Chronic Breathing or Lung Problem Cancer Chronic Pain Depression or Anxiety

Workshop Calendar

Upcoming Workshops: Blount County St. Clair County Shelby County January 14th-February 18th April 8th-May 12th August 5th-September 9th September 23rd- October 28th Walker County  January 14th-February 18th Capstone Parrish 5947 AL-269 Parrish, AL 35580 9AM-11:30AM Jefferson County    


Required Workshop Forms: Workshop Cover Sheet Workshop Health Survey Participant Information Survey Health Outcomes Study Consent Form Post Workshop Survey (Participants) Workshop Overview and Homework Certificate Group Leader Script Additional Workshop Resources: Food Label LWA Policies and Procedures Withdrawal Form Caregiver Respite Reimbursement LWA Marketing Toolkit  Relaxation for Mind and Body Incident Report Testimonial Form


Living Well Alabama is a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program that helps people better manage their health conditions and deal with the frustration, fatigue and pain that can accompany a chronic disease.   Learn how to sign up for a Living Well Alabama workshop near you.

What Is a Chronic Disease?

Don’t let an ongoing heath condition rule your life. A chronic disease is any condition that can be managed but not cured. Dealing with a chronic disease can leave you feeling tired, frustrated, and isolated. Common chronic disease include: Arthritis Asthma Cancer Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Chronic Pain Diabetes Dementia Depression Fibromyalgia Heart Disease HIV/AIDS

What Are the Benefits of LWA?

Those who successfully complete LWA: Feel healthier and have a better quality of life Experience fewer sick days and days feeling depressed Are better able to manage symptoms like fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, stress, and sleep problems Are more physically active Improve communication with their doctors Take medications as prescribed Feel more confident when completing

Chronic Disease Self Management Program History

In the early 1990s Sanford University developed and studied the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Early studies found that CDSMP participants had an increase in healthy behaviors, improved health status, and less health care utilization. Since the original study, numerous studies have been conducted with similar outcomes across a wide variety of settings, populations, and conditions

The LWA Team

M4A Staff Breana Thomas-Mahaffey, BSW Project Director/Wellness Coordinator Carolyn Fortner, MA, JD, CIRS-A/D Executive Director Cayla Driver, BSA Fiscal Director Robyn L. James, BSBM Development & Marketing Director Maranda Johnson, BSW, CIRS-A/D Director of Programs Crystal I. Crim, M.Ed., CIRS-A/D Administrative Director Partners Jefferson Blount St. Clair Mental Health  

Contact Us

Phone: 205-670-5770 Email: Learn more about M4A here! Name* First Last PhoneEmail* I am interested in: Virtual Workshops Living Well Alabama @ Home Workplace CDSMP In Person CDSMP Message*