Better Choices, Better Health Pilot Program

National Council on Aging - Better Choices, Better Health ProgramBetter Choices, Better Health, the new online version of Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP). This new program is free for people in seven pilot states, thanks to a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

Better Choices, Better Health is a six-week, interactive workshop designed for people with a range of chronic health conditions, including diabetes. Participants learn new ways to manage their symptoms, reduce anxiety, and find community resources.

A little more info about Better Choices, Better Health:

Workshops can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection—including dial-up—making them accessible for those without access to transportation or broadband.



Led by trained facilitators, many of whom live with chronic conditions themselves, participants discuss:

  • Dealing with anxiety and stress
  • Managing pain and other symptoms
  • Planning for the future
  • Locating and using community resources
  • Building communication skills
  • Asking for help

The seven pilot states are: California, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Oregon. We hope to expand this list soon.

The National Council on Aging has licensed the program from Stanford University, but workshops are open to individuals of all ages.

Even more info: http://www.ncoa.org/improving-health/chronic-disease/better-choices-better-health.html