SPH exterior

Who, What, When and How: Implementing the Chronic Disease Self Management Program in Your Community

Originally presented on June 19, 2008

Lisa A. Ferretti, LMSW
Director of Operations
Center for Excellence in Aging Services
University at Albany
School of Social Welfare

Melanie Shefchik, MA, CHES
Public Health Educator
Rockland County Department of Health

This presentation will provide an overview of the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self Management Program, the evidence-base that supports its positive health outcomes, populations that have benefitted, program requirements and implementation strategies. We will hear from one county health department that has committed to providing the program to its constituents as well as a Stanford-certified program trainer.

After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Chronic Disease Self Management Program and the evidence-base that supports it.
  • Describe at least five self management tools to increase self-efficacy that participants learn during the 6-week workshop.
  • Describe strategies to overcome implementation challenges and build sustainability.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. 

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.