4 Day Peer Certification Diabetes Self Management June 21, 22, 25 & 26

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1016 Broad St.

(Newark Boys Chorus School)

Newark, NJ 07102

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Take Control of Your Health Diabetes Peer Leader Certification Class

Licensed Through The

Self-Management Resource Center

(Formerly Stanford School of Medicine's Patient Education Research Center)

Register Now for Free 4 Day Peer Leader Training

Training takes place from 9:30am-4:30pm each day

Get Certified to Lead: Knowledge is power! Thanks to a grant from the State of New Jersey, and support from people like you, the Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey (SCANJ) is able to serve as a host agency for Peer Leader Training Certification and for 6-session community workshops for the Take Control of Your Health Program.

Who Should Attend: Adults, Health Care Professionals and others, who have, or care for someone who is pre-diabetic, has diabetes or other chronic health problems. Any adult who wants to volunteer to help others to a healthier life through this evidence based, successful program.

Why You Should Attend: It works! Studies have shown that the Take Control of Your Health Workshop produces positive results for people who complete the program. As a certified Peer Leader volunteering with SCANJ, you can help yourself and others to a healthier life. Participants report the following benefits: Improvements in physical activity, stamina and pain control:

Better communication with their health care providers
Fewer doctor and hospital visits
Fewer emergency room visits
You’ll learn how to make better nutrition and exercise choices, relaxation techniques to help reduce your stress, better ways to communicate with your doctor and loved ones about your health, and more.

The workshop was developed by the Stanford School of Medicine Patient Education Department, and has been held at locations throughout the country and around the world. SCANJ’s workshops are led by state certified Peer Leaders, some with health conditions themselves. The workshops are under the supervison of Master Trainers’ Darlene Young and Mary Bentley LaMar. Workshops are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, so register now to be a part of this empowering program. Below are some of the comments from participants:

“Excellent workshop…topics well covered.”

“This workshop can be beneficial to everyone. Even people that don’t have a chronic condition.”

“In learning this program not only am I able to take control of my own chronic problem I am able to help others.”

“I’d like others to know that this workshop is very informative and educational. And well worth taking.”

“Great workshop. I am excited to start leading as I think the info presented is useful to everyone, regardless of why they chose to take the class.”

To register for the certification class click on the green button and follow the prompts. If you are interested in sponsoring a 6 week community workshop for your organization, company, club, or church please call 973 482-9070 or email us at

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1016 Broad St.

(Newark Boys Chorus School)

Newark, NJ 07102

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