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YOU are the most important part of your healthcare team. You must commit to your own health."    

Fran Martin, RN, MSN, OAHC Executive Director

Controlling Chronic Illness Program


The Controlling Chronic Illness Program gives patients the education, support and tools to take an active role in their own healthcare. They learn how lifestyle affects symptoms, how to monitor their illness, as well as simple ways to make healthier choices. A Diabetic Educator, Physical Therapist, and Nurses guide participants on the path to a healthy lifestyle in this 10-week course.


You must:

  • Be FULLY VACCINATED with at least two Covid-19 doses (boosters are recommended)

  • Have been diagnosed with one or more CHRONIC ILLNESS (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes).

  • Be able to attend classes IN PERSON at the clinic each Wednesday from 6-8PM for 10 weeks.

  • Have LIMITED TO NO ACCESS to other healthcare services.


Because health and wellness are our primary goals, we want to offer the best care for each one of your special health needs. But there is only so much we can do without your help. YOU, are the most important part of your healthcare team. You must commit to your own health – with help from us along the way. Please CALL (817)-496-1919 or CLICK HERE to sign up for our program or for questions.

OUR THANKS to the Medtronic Foundation for 2-year initial funding for our classes and the American Medical Association Foundation for 3-year support to help in the growth of this health education program. Since its beginning, participant outcomes have been incredibly successfully, compelling Open Arms to continue the program regardless of grant backing.

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Controlling Chronic Illness Class - Summer 2023
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Special Day of Caring

Our next Special Day of Caring is Spring of 2024 . (More information to come...)

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