New York State has brought together partners in health care, aging services, public health, community-based organizations and insurers to expand, maintain, and sustain chronic disease self-management education (CDSME). These collaborations have resulted in increased workshop delivery, formal connection of CDSME delivery partners to the health care sector, and the advancement of regional sustainable networks. Listen to this presentation for information on how effective collaborations leveraged strong existing aging and disabilities service networks, synergistic health care reform activities, seed money from grant opportunities, program champions, and government support to develop two regionally based collaboratives, one in its formative stage and the other now fully established.

This presentation was featured at the 2018 National Center for Healthy Aging Annual Meeting.