Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) program

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.


A Bit About the Coalition

Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health is a regional chronic disease prevention coalition funded by the New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Cancer Control and Prevention. Our purpose is to reduce the state's cancer burden and improve health outcomes for people with, or at risk for, cancer and other chronic diseases in Atlantic and Cape may counties. For more information on comprehensive cancer control, visit Shore Medical Center is the lead agency for Atlantic and Cape May counties. The CACH is working on a variety of projects to improve our community's health. You can help by becoming involved by being a member or volunteer. Anyone interested should call 609-653-3923.