An initiative of The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville

Chronic Disease Self Management Programs

Healthy Aging NC supports the suite of evidence-based programs originally developed at Stanford University:

Living Healthy With Chronic Disease Self Management


The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program (CDSMP) was developed by Stanford University and is a two-and-a-half-hour workshop offered once a week for six weeks in community settings. People with different chronic health problems attend together.

 

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Learn more about the Living Healthy Chronic Disease Self Management Program by watching this short video by Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging.

Living Healthy With Chronic Pain Management

The Living Healthy with Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic pain health problems attend together and the workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peers with chronic pain themselves.

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Living Healthy With Diabetes Self Management


The Living Healthy with Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with Type 2 Diabetes attend the workshops, facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peer leaders with diabetes themselves.

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Tomando Control de su Salud

This is the Spanish version of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program that was designed in Spanish for Spanish- speakers. Though similar to the English version, it was developed to be culturally appropriate. Spanish-speaking people with different chronic health problems attend this program. Workshops are facilitated by two trained certified and active leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic disease themselves. All workshops are given in Spanish without translators.

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Learn more about Tomando by watching Testimonio de usuarios a un año de la intervencióny from Tampico Mexico.

Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes

This program is for Spanish-speaking people with diabetes. Workshops are facilitated by two trained certified and active leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic disease themselves. All workshops are given in Spanish without translators.

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