Becoming a Program Provider in Wisconsin

A Living Well Program Provider is one that implements Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshops in in a service area or community. Program Providers support Leaders and other partner organizations to ensure that workshops can take place in Wisconsin. There are many reasons an organization should consider becoming a Program Provider for Living Well. Here are a few:

  • Being a Program Provider organization demonstrates to the community your organization’s commitment to the health and well-being of older adults.
  • Offering Living Well in your community can reduce health care costs by providing tools help individuals better manage their chronic conditions.
  • Your involvement educates other professionals about chronic conditions

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Be a Registered Program Provider!

Organizations that have trained program Leaders and coordinate workshops should register as a WIHA Program Provider.  Registration is fast and easy.  To learn more about the benefits of becoming Registered Program Provider and to register, click the link below.

 

Register here!   

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What does a Program Provider do?

A Program Provider ensures that resources are committed to assure program success. The Program Provider does not have to be the Leader’s employer; however, they must commit to working with the Leader to identify and assign responsibility and then follow through in organizing and conducting marketing, coordinating the workshop, preparing the materials, and other responsibilities.


Is a Living Well Workshop Appropriate For Your Organization?

Senior centers, Aging & Disabiltiy Resource Centers (ADRCs) and aging offices, fitness centers, senior apartment complexes, community hospitals or clinics, faith-based organizations, or other health, social service or related groups can become Program Providers. In deciding whether Living Well is appropriate for your organization, consider the following factors:

  • Does your organization have clients, patients or program participants who meet the criteria for the workshop and are interested chronic disease self-management?
  • Do you have professionals on staff who would be appropriate to be trained as workshop Leaders?
  • Is your organization’s management interested in the program and willing to give staff time to participate in becoming trained as Leaders and conducting the  workshop several times each year?
  • If your organization doesn’t have individuals who would be appropriate to be trained as Leaders, is there an organization in your community you can partner with who could provide individuals to serve as Leaders?
  • Can your organization commit staff time and expertise to conducting the various tasks necessary to implement and sustain the program? For those your organization cannot provide, do you have partner organizations that can do so?
  • Is your organization committed to chronic disease self-management and programs that are evidence-based to empower older adults to make changes in their health behaviors?


For more information about becoming a Living Well sponsoring organization, contact WIHA.