Are you interested in providing the CDSM program for members of your community with chronic diseases to help them increase their ability to manage their illnesses on their own?
This training will prepare you to hold a 6 week workshop series to provide the Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease Self-Management program and is a great opportunity to join a supported network of other NH leaders offering this program throughout NH.
Do you have a chronic disease or are you a caregiver of someone with a chronic disease?
The program is lay-led and, thus, you do not need to be a health professional to lead the workshops- in fact, Stanford recommends that Leaders be individuals living with a chronic condition or a caregiver for someone with a chronic condition.
Do you have a co-leader?
“Better Choices, Better Health” workshops are held in the community or virtual/remote and are led by two trained Leaders. Thus, it is important to partner with an already trained leader or to attend with the leader training with a partner if possible. If you need a co-leader, let us know and we will try to help!
Can you commit to offering at least one 6-week program within one year, preferably within three months of being trained?
It is really helpful to lead a training soon after to solidify your learning. Many communities find that offering two-three trainings per year is a great way to keep the program sustainable through word-of mouth.
The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program was developed for people who have a diagnosis of chronic pain. Pain is described as being chronic or long term when it lasts for longer than 3 to 6 months, or beyond normal healing time. Like the Chronic Disease Self-Management program, it is conducted over six weeks in 2 1/2 hour sessions held once a week and facilitated by 2 trained Leaders.
Individuals who wish to become CPSMP leaders can participate in a 4 day Leader Training.
Current CDSMP Better Choices Better Health Leaders who wish to become certified as CPSMP Leaders can participate in a special 2 day CPSMP Cross-over Training program.
Next CPSMP Crossover Leader Training: (This is only for leaders who are already trained in CDSMP) Dates TBD
Walk With Ease
Successful completion of a Walk With Ease Program Leader Training
Current certification in CPR required / First Aid certification strongly recommended
Affiliation with an organization that can provide the space for the classes