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Missouri's Sustainability Toolkit: Self-Management Education Programs for People With Chronic Conditions


This self-management toolkit helps providers of self-management education (SME) chronic condition programs deliver high-quality services over the long term. The guide is a synthesis of practical experience and evidence-based strategies to help SME providers achieve sustainability. It explores issues in 10 key planning areas: revenue, marketing, referral networking, competition, service operations, evaluation, organizational support, community support, advocacy, and resource linkages. SME providers can use the toolkit to develop a written plan to clearly communicate prioritized strategies for sustaining its SME efforts.


Missouri Arthritis & Osteoporosis Program

Funding Sources

Administration on Aging; Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

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  • Release Date: 03/2012
  • Original Summary: 06/2012
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Last updated: July 03, 2012.