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What's New | September 10, 2014

Improving Self-Management of Chronic Conditions 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.

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.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Partnering in Self-Management Support: A Toolkit for Clinicians
Developed by Institute for Healthcare Improvement

 POWER Program Curriculum
Developed by Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center; Medical College of Wisconsin

 Self-Management Support Resource Library
Developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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