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About CDSMP:

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a workshop for adults with at least one chronic health condition, which may include epilepsy. It focuses on disease management skills, including decision making, problem-solving, and action planning.

What is the benefit?

  • Confidence;

  • Physical and psychological well-being;

  • Knowledge of ways to manage chronic conditions; and

  • Motivation to manage challenges associated with
    chronic disease

How does it work?

Participants attend a workshop once a week for 6 weeks to learn problem-solving, decision-making, and other techniques for managing problems common to people with chronic diseases. These workshops are offered virtually on Zoom and facilitated by 2 trained leaders. In a typical workshop, participants set a realistic goal for the upcoming week and develop and action plan for meeting that goal. They report on their progress at the following workshop and ask for feedback from the group to help address any challenges.

What do I need to participate?

To participate in the program, you will need to register online. We will provide you with a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions program book. You will also need to be available to participate in the 6 weeks of sessions to complete the program. All participants will be asked to complete surveys before starting the program and then again after completing the program to help evaluate the program.

Upcoming Programs

Virtual Zoom Sessions
Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sessions begin on May 1, 2024

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For more information, about the Chronic Disease Self Management Program, please go to:

This program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) as a part of a financial assistance award totaling 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are of those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by the CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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