Chronic disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. It is described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Although chronic diseases are among the most common and costly health problems, they are also among the most preventable problems, and most can be effectively controlled.
TrueNorth Wellness Services aims to help people control the effects of their chronic illness by putting them at the center of disease control solutions. We focus on education and developing a partnering approach to treatment to focus on building the capacity of each individual and family to manage disease effectively. Thus, disease control increases, the consumer feels better and quality of life can improve, health care costs go down, and family well-being and functioning improve.
At TrueNorth Wellness Services, we focus on the most common chronic issues of people in our service area, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and overweight, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We provide confidential help for modifying attitudes, emotions, and behaviors that affect health. Individuals learn how to understand and remove barriers to making lasting lifestyle changes in order to manage and improve their chronic condition.
TrueNorth Wellness Services relies on the circles of influence in self-management of chronic disease to achieve successful outcomes. These circles of influence engage family involvement, clinical expertise and systems of care, self-management by the individual, work and school support, and community awareness and action. We also advocate for environmental measures and health policies that support and sustain healthy lifestyles for all in our sphere of influence.