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Chronic Disease Self Management - For Providers

Welcome to the CDSMP Provider pages! This information is to be used by local programs that offer the Chronic Disease Self Management Program and Diabetes Self-Management Program.

If you are an individual seeking information about this program, rather than a provider of services, please visit our CDSMP Participant page.

Providers - Below are materials and tools to help you implement, promote and expand these evidence-based programs. Feel free to use what you need!

Program Implementation and Fidelity

Marketing, communication and outreach

Elevator speeches:

An elevator speech is a concise description of the program that can be delivered in the time it takes for a short elevator ride – about 30 seconds.  The strength of this speech is its brevity and clear message so limit it to 100-130 words.  This can be a very useful tool for promoting CDSMP, especially on the first or “cold” call to a potential partner or during a brief encounter with a potential participant.  Included below are an article and two samples of elevator speeches, pitched to specific audiences.

Promotional Materials: Templates

In this section you can “window shop” for templates of marketing materials using NCOA basic designs. These are PDF format versions.  To obtain a template in a format that you can edit, please contact April Holmes (additional contact info at bottom of page).

Related Websites

Grant partners, state-level

Virginia Area Agencies on Aging offering CDSMP/DSMP:

Other related sites



April Holmes
Program Coordinator
Phone: (804) 662-7631

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Virginia Division for the Aging
of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100, Henrico, VA 23229
Phone (local): (804) 662-9333, Toll Free 1-800-552-3402 (Nationwide)
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use the free Va Relay telephone relay service by dialing 7-1-1.
FAX: (804) 662-9354
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