Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Video Companion Guide

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) program video, entitled ‘Improving Quality of Life and Health Care Outcomes through Chronic Disease Self Management Education Programs‘, is intended for use by community-based organizations offering CDSME programs to complement their outreach and engagement with health care organizations when promoting this suite of self-management programs originally developed by Stanford University. This video, developed by the National Council on Aging’s National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Resource Center, was designed to appeal to a broad array of health care entities from hospitals to health plans to physician practices. This companion guide will define and enhance your understanding of specific terms and concepts to better prepare you for presenting the video to health care entities. The guide covers only those terms that are used in the video and provides context and resources related to the terms. It is not meant to be a comprehensive guide of health care terminology.