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
- Stanford Implementation Manual
- Stanford Fidelity Manual
- Stanford Fidelity Toolkit
- Leaders & Trainers Certification Guidelines
Marketing, communication and outreach
- Overview article template (can be modified for local use)
- "Can Self-Management Programs Ease Chronic Conditions?" This article in the January issue of Managed Care highlighting the effectiveness of self-management programs can be a powerful resource material for working with healthcare organizations and other community partners.
- Tip Sheet -- Recruiting CDSMP Participants: The Basics
- Participant testimonials and comments:
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.
- Developing an elevator speech,” Stacy Jones, Philanthropy Journal, February 2009
- Sample Elevator Speeches (.doc)
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).
- Rack Card
- Marketing Brochure
- Marketing Poster
- Samples: Local publicity
- Samples from local area publications:
Grant partners, state-level
- Virginia Department of Health--You Can! Live Well, Virginia! web pages
- Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)
Virginia Area Agencies on Aging offering CDSMP/DSMP:
- Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
- District Three Senior Services
- Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
- LOA Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
- Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc.
- Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services
- Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
- Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
- Southern Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
- Valley Program for Aging Services, Inc.
Other related sites
- National Council on Aging (NCOA) Center for Health Aging
- Stanford Patient Education Research Center
- Administration on Aging (AoA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Home page
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Communities Putting Prevention to Work:
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
- SeniorNavigator (note: See the new Aging Well Healthy Choices Solutions Center for interactive materials on nutrition, exercise and smoking cessation)
- Virginia Health Promotion for People with Disabilities
Phone: (804) 662-7631
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