The following update is shared by Lesley Fine, PROS Facilitator at Community Access’ East Village Access PROS program.
The University of Minnesota’s Health and Well-Being Curriculum is Being Revised.
The curriculum, Developing a Personal Plan for Health and Well-Being with the Circle of Health, will be removed next year. For those who would like to print out aspects of this curriculum while it is still online, it is unfortunately not available in PDF. However, a revised version of this curriculum has been developed that allows for easier printing of materials.
On this site, under the Create a Healthy Lifestyle heading, you will find 10 tools on topics such as Diet & Nutrition, Stress Mastery, Relationships, and Self-Care & Prevention. There is also a tool that helps people create goals – with sample goals provided that are based on where someone is according to stages of change principles.
When you click on a particular tool, you can print out the various subject categories listed on the left. It is not possible to print out the accompanying assessments. Our program invested in a projector and screen to do the Health and Well-Being curriculum, which has minimized the need for printing and made the groups more interesting. Having a projector also allows for showing short relevant video clips to be used as the basis for discussion (for this or any other curriculum), which participants have greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in checking out the newer version of the Health and Well-Being curriculum, play around on the above-mentioned site to get familiar with it. If you find that it doesn’t completely meet the needs of your participants, you can always incorporate bits and pieces into your existing curriculum – i.e., take what you like, and leave the rest.
A last note: the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota is currently revising all of their online modules, so down the road we can expect even further changes and improvements.