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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: A Toolkit for Hospitals


This toolkit for hospitals and community partners provides information on the benefits of starting and sustaining a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) for people with chronic conditions. The information presented outlines cost savings, reduction in days spent in the hospital, and reduction in readmissions. The toolkit also provides tips and guides on how to address the needs of people with chronic conditions by improving self-management skills.

Topics covered include:

  • Implementation
  • Identifying potential internal referral sources
  • Marketing materials
  • Outcome measurements
  • Community partnerships
  • Resources


Holy Cross Hospital

Funding Sources

Administration on Aging; The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.; Maryland Department of Aging

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