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Taking Charge! Evidence-Based Self-Management Programs

September 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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Approximately half of all adults in the United States have a chronic health condition – including conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes. Cardiovascular disease and cancer account for almost half of all deaths, arthritis is the leading cause of disability, and diabetes can result in serious complications such as kidney disease and lower limb amputation. Managing chronic disease is of particular concern for beneficiaries with both Medicare and Medicaid coverage and the providers and plans that serve them. For example, 72 percent of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees have three or more chronic conditions, compared to 65 percent of other Medicare enrollees.

Engaging individuals with chronic disease in managing their conditions is an important component of delivering person-centered care and controlling the costs and health consequences of poorly controlled chronic illness. This webinar, put on by Resources for Integrated Care, will provide an overview of evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs and highlight how these programs can help plans and providers work with patients to take charge of their conditions.

Featured Speakers:

  • Kate Lorig, Dr.P.H., Director, Stanford Patient, Education and Research Center
  • Kristie Kulinski, MSW, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration for Community Living