CDSMPChronic Disease Self-Management Program
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The CDSMP is a workshop given once a week, for two and a half hours, over 6 weeks, in community settings.
Stanford's CDSMP has been proven through more than 20 years of development and research supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This program demonstrates how CDSMP can add value to the HHS effort to provide better population health through the delivery of low-cost interventions to large numbers of older people across various settings and audiences," said HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee.
Information on the community-based CDSMP program can be obtained by emailing CDSMP@ncoa.
In Arizona, CDSMP workshops are known as Healthy Living: Self-Management of Chronic Conditions workshops.
Teams in Baltimore County, Atlanta, and San Antonio will support the dissemination of evidence-based health promotion programs, particularly CDSMP, which is designed to empower older adults to manage multiple chronic health conditions successfully.
The CDSMP is a six-week peer-led training program that covers topics such as healthy eating, exercise, managing fatigue and depression, and communicating effectively with health care professionals.