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

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

two program participants stretch a leg out while seated in chairsThe Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self-Management suite of programs were developed at Stanford University.

These programs 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

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 program providers who facilitate the meetings

Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Video

Available Programs

Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self-Management


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 program providers, 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.

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

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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 program providers, 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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NC Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) offer many evidence-based programs with the federal funding support of the Older Americans Act; therefore, AAAs cannot charge for the programs supported by these funds. There is no limit to the number of programs that a participant can take through the AAA. Depending on the funding source, programs listed on our website are offered at low or no cost.