Governor McAuliffe announced Virginia’s wellness program that helps older Virginians with chronic diseases has won a $900,000 grant to expand across the Commonwealth and include individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) was awarded the 2-year PPHF-2016 CDSME grant by the Administration for Community Living (ACL).
In this study of participants in both internet and face-to face Stanford Diabetes Self-Management programs, “participants had small but significant benefits in multiple measures. The program appears effective in improving diabetes management.”
The Healthier Living Alumni Community is an online community that provides a free online space for self-management program graduates so that they can continue to have access to tools that support self-management, practice what they learned in the workshop, communicate via online discussion forums, get support from others and share resources to better manage their chronic health conditions.
Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging will hold a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leader Training August 25, 26, September 1 & 2.
As a part of the Affordable Care Act, Congress mandated that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid acquire an independent review of the use of wellness programs.