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Tools and Resources


Explore the materials listed below and the comprehensive selection of tools and resources in our searchable library.

  • Multiple Chronic Conditions Strategic Framework
    This report is a strategic framework for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve the health status of individuals with multiple chronic conditions. 
  • Chronic Care: Making the Case for Ongoing Care
    This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report examines the impact of chronic conditions on individuals and their caregivers, as well as on the U.S. health care system.
  • Marketing and Recruitment Materials
    The Center for Healthy Aging designed these marketing and recruitment materials for state and local agencies to create awareness and encourage older adults to register for a CDSMP workshop session.  This page also includes links to samples of marketing and recruitment materials shared by our partners.
  • Diabetes Self-Management Training Resources
    Community-based organizations can play an integral role in expanding the use of Medicare’s Diabetes Self-Management Training benefit among underserved older adults with a diagnosis of diabetes by seeking accreditation for their diabetes education program using the Diabetes Self-Management Program. These resources can help.
  • CDSMP Recruitment Videos
    UNITE HERE HEALTH (a health plan that provides benefits to union members employed by the hospitality and gaming industry) has shared these videos that they developed to recruit participipants.
  • Million Hearts®
    Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. It brings together a number of programs, policies, and campaigns designed to make a positive impact across the spectrum of prevention and care, including the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and the Diabetes Self-Management Program.
  • Better Choices, Better Health®
    Learn more about the online version of the Chronic Disease Self-Managment Program and how you can help promote this program.
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Cost Calculator
    This interactive tool helps organizations better understand and mange the costs of offering CDSMP. You can use the calculator to estimate "per participant" and "per workshop" costs, as well as total program expenses.
  • Health for a Lifetime Video
    This video provides an overview of the Chronic Disease Self-Managment Program.
  • CDSMP Video Clips
    These video clips are participant testimonials of the Chronic Disease Self-Managment Program.  They can be downloaded as tools to use in PowerPoint presentations and/or other types of presentations.
  • HMO Workgroup on Care Management
    Find reports created by the HMO Workgroup on Care Management (Geriatrics and At-Risk Medicare Members), which represented both health insurance plans and group practices that are capitated by health insurance plans for a significant portion of revenues.
  • Formulating Strategic Business Plans for Healthy Aging Programs
    This toolkit aids organizations in the development of business plans necessary to secure further program funding. The kit provides a template for a business plan and walks organizations through the strategic thinking process necessary to formulate a specific, achievable, innovative and competitive plan worthy of funding.
  • Self-Management Education Briefs
    Issue briefs designed to supplement marketing efforts by describing the programs and their evidence with a clear call to action.  One brief is directed at people (i.e. health care professionals and others) who could refer/recommend a self-management education program, and the other is directed toward organizational decision-makers who might be considering adopting ASMP or CDSMP


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