Better Choices, Better Health®


Online workshop for people with chronic conditions

Nearly half of all adults live with one or more chronic health conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis, but millions struggle to find ways to manage their condition. Better Choices, Better Health® programs can help.

Better Choices, Better Health® (BCBH), Better Choices, Better Health®-Diabetes (BCBH-Diabetes), and Better Choices, Better Health®-Arthritis (BCBH-Arthritis) are the online versions of the internationally recognized self-management programs, developed and tested at the Stanford University Patient Education Center.

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Download the Better Choices, Better Health®-Diabetes Overview

How you can offer BCBH and BCBH-Diabetes

Based on the success of two national pilots, agencies across the country are offering BCBH and BCBH-Diabetes workshops as an ongoing service to their respective populations by joining a national shared workshop implementation. Various health plans, providers, and employers have also joined and are seeing the value of the shared implementation.

Under this fee-based shared workshop implementation plan, each participating state or organization will have its own unique branded landing page, but will be able to more quickly service participants by sharing workshop seats with other organizations.

Take a look inside Better Choices, Better Health®

Take a look inside Better Choices, Better Health®-Diabetes

For more information on how you can offer a Better Choices, Better Health® program, including implementation costs, please contact info@selfmanage.org.

Better Choices, Better Health®-Arthritis

Many people with rheumatic disease—the various forms of arthritis—suffer from acute pain, overwhelming fatigue, and even depression, all of which can prevent them from performing activities of daily living. Even lifting a cup can become an agonizing exercise.

The online Better Choices, Better Health®-Arthritis Workshop is based on Better Choices, Better Health®. It includes many of the same content areas and suggests techniques to deal with problems like pain, fatigue, frustration, and isolation. It also covers appropriate exercise, and, very importantly, getting a good night’s sleep.

NCOA has currently partnered with the Arthritis Foundation to offer Better Choices, Better Health®–Arthritis.

For more information on how you can offer a Better Choices, Better Health® program, including implementation costs, please contact info@selfmanage.org.

Additional Resources

For more information about the research and evidence behind each of the programs, visit the Stanford Patient Education Research Center.

Better Choices, Better Health® (Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program)

Better Choices, Better Health® for Diabetes (Online Diabetes Self-Management Program)

Better Choices, Better Health® for Arthritis (Online Arthritis Self-Management Program)