“What we are really aiming for is healthier communities. These are evidence-based programs that really can make a substantial difference in people’s health,” said Dr. Dan Trajano, senior medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Dr. Trajano’s quote is part of an article published April 12 in the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN. Reporter Anna Polta raised awareness about Juniper programs being introduced in Willmar in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Read the article.

Participants in a Juniper class

Juniper programs help people take charge of their health by teaching self-management skills and creating a space for people to learn from and support each other. Topics covered in the classes include healthy eating, physical activity, pain and fatigue management, communication skills and medication use.

The classes are evidence-based and proven to help people manage chronic conditions, reduce side effects and improve overall health and well-being.

Juniper classes are held all over Minnesota in partnership with local organizations. Find or register for a class in your community at yourjuniper.org.