The Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) program was developed at Stanford University using proven scientific programs resulting in favorable outcomes.
The program focuses on relaxation techniques, healthy eating, managing sleep and fatigue, managing medications, exercise, guidance regarding communicating with healthcare providers.
The purpose of the CDSM model is to prevent, control, and manage diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity, while reducing the risk factors associated with these and other chronic diseases.
The CDSM program is facilitated by trained peer leaders, and consists of 2 ½ hour sessions each week for six weeks in various community settings (such as senior centers, clinics, community/recreation centers, libraries, churches, community groups etc.).
Workshop listings in Atlantic and Cape May County are continually updated on this site.