Sunday, December 22, 2013

Grant Offers FREE Self-Management Program to Older Adults with Chronic Disease in Colorado

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a six-week, peer-led, evidence-based workshop developed at Stanford University.

Through a grant held by the Colorado Department of Human Services, State Unit on Aging, this workshop is currently offered free of charge to Coloradans age 60 and older with a chronic health condition or age 18 and older with a disability

CDSMP gives participants the tools they need to set achievable goals, reduce stress, eat healthier foods and increase their physical activity. The program also cuts health care costs, reducing hospitalizations and physician visits.

Workshops are offered in counties across the state. For a full schedule, go to


  1. I already do that! The elderly and disabled could use an increase in food stamps so they could stop eating unhealthy food and food and go buy some fresh food. A total misuse of tax dollars

  2. Thank you for your comment, and its good to hear you already take a Chronic Disease Self-Management class. This evidence-based program has been proven to decrease medical costs, like hospital readmissions and ER visits, which is a savings for our health care system and a benefit to participants.

  3. I am interested in learning more about leaders training for such a program. Who should I contact?

    1. Jess, you may contact us at Thank you.