WATCH: October 6, 2013 Episode of TAR HEEL TALK

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By FOX50.com

Topic: Living Healthy/Community Health Ambassador Program (CHAP)

Guests:

  • Travis Battle, Strengthening the Black Family, Inc
  • Barbara James, Living Healthy Coordinator, Community Care of Wake & Johnston Counties
  • Paul Ingram, Living Healthy Participant
  • Diane Ottley, Community Healthy Ambassador
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis – are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems in the U.S.  Stanford University developed a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program to help people living with chronic diseases.  Now that program is being implemented in North Carolina and is called Living Healthy.  The guests discussed the 6-week program and how it's impacting the community. We heard from guests living with chronic diseases about how Living Healthy has helped change their eating habits and outlook on living with a chronic illnesses.

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