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Engaging and Activating Patients for Better Health: The Power of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

Originally presented on February 16, 2012

Lisa Ferretti, LMSW
Public Service Professor and Co-Director
Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness
New York State Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Quality and Technical Assistance Center
University at Albany School of Social Welfare

Fundamentals of the CDSMP program, including its evidence base and the essentials of delivery and fidelity were introduced in 2008; this broadcast goes beyond implementation basics. The existing capacity and infrastructure of programming in New York State will be described, and awareness of the CDSMP as a resource to individuals and health care providers will be raised. The broadcast will illustrate the value of the CDSMP as a community-based self-management intervention that health care providers can easily recommend so their patients are able to develop the self-efficacy and skills needed to manage their chronic conditions on a day-to-day basis.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe how the program benefits individuals, organizations, and health care providers
  • Explain how the program should be integrated as part of routine health care
  • Compare and contrast self-management programs with patient education
  • Describe what NYS’s current programmatic infrastructure looks like
  • Explain how interested parties can get more involved with the CDSMP

This program was offered in partnership with: Healthy Heart Program, Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention, New York State Department of Health