Alberta Healthy Living Program

Alberta Healthy Living Program

The Alberta Healthy Living Program is a community-based self-management program that is a part of Alberta Health Services. It supports people 18 and older who live with a long-term (chronic) health condition or disease, such as diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease.


Better Choices, Better Health® Self-Management Workshops

There are two versions of the Better Choices, Better Health® program available in Cantonese. Both workshops are six-weeks long, and are for Albertans living with any long-term (chronic) condition. Participants meet once per week for 2 and a half hours.


The Better Choices, Better Health® - Chronic Disease workshop will teach you about:

  • Healthy eating and reading food labels
  • Exercise and fall prevention
  • Breathing techniques
  • Communicating with ourselves and others


The Better Choices, Better Health® - Chronic Pain workshop will teach you about:

  • Pain and the brain
  • Communicating about chronic pain
  • Exercising with chronic pain
  • Healthy eating for chronic pain
  • How to pace effectively and create a pain diary


Both versions of the workshop will also review:

  • Action planning, problem solving and decision making
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Working with healthcare providers
  • Communicating effectively with others

Both workshops are free of charge, and are led by trained facilitators.


One-on-one nutrition consults

Do you have questions about how to eat healthy with a health condition? Our registered dietitians can help guide you toward healthy eating habits. This service is available in both Mandarin and Cantonese to adults 18 and older who have at least one chronic health condition. For more information, call 1-844-527-1160. If you would prefer to correspond in Cantonese or Mandarin, please wait for the 15-second automated message in English to finish, and then, when a person picks up the phone, say the name of the language you would like to correspond in.