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

Chronic Disease Self Management Programs

The Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self-Management suite of programs were developed at Stanford University and are for people who…

  • Are experiencing chronic disease and/or chronic pain
  • Would like to build confidence in their ability to manage the symptoms of their chronic conditions
  • Want to improve overall health

The Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self-Management programs include:

  • Meetings that take place once weekly for 2 ½ hours for 6 weeks
  • A focus on skills and techniques of self-management
  • An exploration of the Symptom Cycle, Toolbox of Techniques, and Action Plans
  • 8 – 15 participants/workshop
  • 2 trained leaders who facilitate the meetings

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

 


The Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is for people with different chronic health conditions.

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Living Healthy With Chronic Pain Self Management

The Living Healthy with Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is for people who are experiencing ongoing chronic pain.

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Living Healthy With Diabetes Self Management


The Living Healthy with Diabetes Self-Management Program is for people who are experiencing diabetes or pre-diabetes.

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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.

Este es la versión en español del programa de autocuidado de enfermedades crónicas creada para hispanohablantes. Aunque similar a la versión en inglés, este programa fue desarrollado para ser culturalmente apropiado. Hispanohablantes que tienen enfermedades crónicas de salud asisten a este programa. Los talleres están facilitados por dos líderes cualificados, certificados y activos. Uno de ellos o los dos son promotores de salud, no son especialistas que trabajan en el campo de la salud, y así como los participantes ellos también tienen enfermedades crónicas. Todos los talleres se presentan en español sin la necesidad de traductores.

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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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