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Virginia Awarded $900,000 to Expand Wellness Program

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.


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DARS Awarded CDSME Grant

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).


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Benefits of Diabetes Self-Management for Health Plan Members: A 6-Month Translation Study

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.”


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Online CDSME Alumni Community

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.


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CDSMP Leader Training

Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging will hold a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leader Training August 25, 26, September 1 & 2.


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CMS Study Report on Baseline Survey Results

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.