Guide to Importing Data into the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Database

The National CDSME Database is housed at and managed by the National Council on Aging’s Center for Healthy Aging. The database can receive data from active Administration for Community Living (ACL) Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) CDSME grantees, CDC grantees, former grantees, or any other organization that wants to track data for their evidence-based health promotion programs. The database presently tracks data on 20 CDSME and self-management support programs. We welcome the addition of new programs and partners.

Aside from directly entering data into the database, one workshop and participant at a time, you can also send us your data in larger volumes for mass importing. This can be data from a third-party vendor or your organization’s own data source. This document provides an overview on the process, considerations for working with and choosing a vendor, as well as tips for preparing the data for importing. Your data must follow a strict format detailed here.