"In just a few weeks, I got back to feeling better-and back to being the kind of person I like to be."


"Now I have more energy than I've had in years. I'm calmer and more confident about my health."

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Description: Are you dealing with a long term health problem?
A free Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop can help you get the support you need and find useful ways to deal with pain, fatigue, and stress. You will find better nutrition and exercise choices and learn helpful problem solving skills. You will set your own goals and make a step-by-step plan to make your health and your life better. You will learn how to talk with your doctor and family so they can learn how to help you better. You will learn from trained leaders, many with health problems themselves.
This workshop helps if you have health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety or any long term health problems. Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop (formerly Living Well Workshop) can help you get back in charge of your life. Program was developed at Stanford University.

You can participate in the no cost Better Choices, Better Health® in either the face-to-face workshop or the online version of the workshop. More information is below about both of these options.
Face-to-face workshop
Better Choices, Better Health® is offered in several convenient community locations—please see below for schedule.
You’ll join 10-15 others in a face-to-face workshop which meets weekly for 6 weeks. See below for session start dates and for registration information.
Online workshop
If you can’t find a face-to-face workshop that fits into your schedule or is not being offered in your community, Better Choices, Better Health® is available online! This enables you to take part from any computer with Internet.
You will join up to 25 others in an interactive workshop and take part in easy-to-follow online sessions. These are posted each week for six weeks. You can log on at any time to participate. You need to log on 2-3 times per week for a total of about 2 hours per week.
To learn more about the online options click here.


Preregistration is required for most programs and classes. Classes are subject to availability.
Face-to-face workshop: register by calling Sanford at (701) 234-5570 or toll free at (877) 234-4240.
The next face-to-face workshop being held in Bemidji starts Apr. 4:
     Bemidji Evangelical Covenant Church, Bemidji, MN
     Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
     Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
Online workshop: click here to register.