• The Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs are evidence-based. Stanford Patient Education Research Center has conducted numerous randomized studies and demonstrated that the programs improve healthful behaviors and health status.
• CDSMP is a lay-led participant education program offered to older adults in Broward County, FL.
• Participants are adults experiencing chronic health conditions such as hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and diabetes; their family members, friends and caregivers can also participate.
• The program provides information and teaches practical skills on managing chronic health problems. The CDSMP gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.
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