Become a Living Well Leader or Master Training
Did you know? There are more than 400 Living Well Leaders in Oregon and more than 70 Master Trainers.
All Leaders and Master Trainers must complete a full 4-day training to become certified as a Leader. Participants must attend the full training and facilitate a program to become a Leader. Two trained Leaders are required to lead chronic disease self-management programs.
The Living Well, Tomando Control, and Positive Self-Management programs are all licensed programs of Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center.
For complete information about licensing, fee schedules, and the Stanford University license application, see: Licensing Requirements from Stanford.
Overview of Requirements and Fees
- The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a licensed program of Stanford University, and Stanford retains ownership of the copyright to the program.
- Leaders agree that they will not alter the program.
- Agencies or organizations offering CDSMP must obtain a license before being trained.
- 3-year organizational license from Stanford is $500 for organizations that will offer up to 10 programs per year.
- For those who find the licensing fee to be a barrier, there are two options:
(1) Organizations can e-mail Stanford to request a reduced license fee, or
(2) they can work with another organization that is already licensed.
There are a number of currently licensed organizations and agencies within Oregon, including OHA. If a group collaborates with a local OHA office or another currently licensed organization, they can be covered by the existing license.
Licensed Oregon Organizations
Get more information about organizations in Oregon currently licensed to offer Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs:
Stanford Listing of Licensed Organizations
Get more information about organizations currently licensed to offer Stanford Self-Management Programs:
There are more than 400 Living Well Leaders and more than 70 Master Trainers in Oregon.
All Leaders and Master Trainers must complete a full 4-day training to become certified as a Leader. Participants must attend the full training and facilitate a program to become a Leader.
Two trained Leaders are required to lead chronic disease self-management programs. It is strongly recommended that Leaders are individuals living with a chronic condition, and at least one individual be a peer or lay Leader, rather than a health or social service professional. It is also very helpful if Leaders have attended a chronic disease self-management program as a participant prior to being trained.
What organizational commitment is required?
Since two trained Leaders are required to lead programs, it is recommended that organizational teams sent to a 4-day Leader training would include 2-4 individuals, with at least one paid staff person who can handle program promotion and logistics, in addition to leader programs, and one peer or lay volunteer.
Organizations sending participants to a Leader training are committing to the initial 4 days of training, plus the time for coordinating and providing at least 2 six-week community programs within the following 12 months. Potential costs include participant books and program licensing.
Leader training for Living Well is available regularly in Oregon. There are also opportunities to receive Leader training for Tomando Control de su Salud and for the Positive Self-Management Program for HIV.
The majority of Leader trainings are currently offered through several Training Centers throughout the state, although some organizations offer their own Leader trainings.
Leader Training (Capacitación del Líder) Application Form
To apply for an upcoming leader training, complete the form below and submit to the organization offering the training.
Leader Training Resources
These leader training manual inserts outline the importance of the Oregon Living Well Network, data collection and fidelity when offering the program. Master Trainers are strongly encouraged to review these documents when conducing a Living Well leader training.
The Talking Points for Master Trainers help walk Master Trainers through how to present the information on the Oregon Living Well Network, data collection and fidelity when offering the program.