Community Programs Linked to Clinical Services

Resources for Diabetes and Hypertension


Approaches to Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Accreditation/Recognition for Organizations Offering the Stanford Curriculum This report focuses on diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs utilizing Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) curriculum (Stanford curriculum).

Approaches to Promoting Referrals to Diabetes Self-Management Education and CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program Sites This report describes the approaches of four states and one city that have done substantial work to increase referrals to diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs and CDC- recognized diabetes prevention program sites operating under the framework of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP).

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs (CDSMP) provide older adults and adults with disabilities with education and tools to help them better manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, HIV/AIDS and depression. The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) has been supporting the dissemination of CDSMP programs through grants to state health departments since 2003. State governments use these funds to develop an infrastructure (state and community partners, workforce, sites, and enrollment system) to deliver these programs in their communities. Visit their website to review funding, current activities, and state profiles.

The Division of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at Stanford University developed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). CDSMP is a series of interactive sessions facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic disease. The sessions are two and a half hours each, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together and learn problem solving, goal setting, and other self-management skills. Representatives of health care organizations can be trained to deliver CDSMP in a 4½ day workshop. There are 4-5 trainings scheduled at Stanford University each year. Visit their website to learn more.

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) Better Choices, Better Health online workshops are internationally recognized self-management programs, developed and tested at the Stanford University Patient Education Center. Each program is a six-week workshop offered on a dedicated website with a pair of trained peer facilitators moderating the workshop activities. Participants’ self-reported measures one year after completing the workshop indicate reductions in health distress, pain and disability, with an increase in health behaviors.

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