What's New | September 10, 2014
Improving Self-Management of Chronic Conditions
Educating and engaging individuals in self-management of chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and asthma can increase patient activation and lead to better health outcomes.
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The featured Innovations describe three programs that used innovative strategies to improve disease-related knowledge and self-management behaviors among vulnerable populations. One program used patient navigators to deliver culturally tailored chronic disease education to minority populations; a second used trained peers to educate and support veterans in self-management of hypertension; and the third profile describes an emergency department–based asthma clinic that helped low-income children and their families improve asthma self-management and reduce acute episodes.
The featured QualityTools include resources for clinicians to increase their knowledge and skills related to self-management support and a Web site that provides training materials for the peer program described in the featured profile.
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