Increasing Enrollment into Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

Summary

Impact Statement: 
To improve the reach of chronic disease management in Nebraska, an evidence-based chronic disease self-management program, Living Well, was implemented using awareness and communication techniques in Lancaster and Buffalo counties to improve participants' ability to manage their health conditions.
Summary: 

The Nebraska Division of Public Health is seeking to learn how to increase the reach of the Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Program throughout Nebraska. Living Well is an evidence-based chronic disease self-management program developed by Stanford University. The program is an interactive workshop consisting of six sessions. The workshop helps people who have ongoing health conditions learn real-life skills for living a full, healthy life. The workshop builds participants' confidence and improves their ability to manage day-to-day life with a chronic disease. The quality improvement (QI) initiative targeted two counties in Nebraska that have existing Living Well Programs (Lancaster County and Buffalo County). To address this issue, a QI team was formed with members from the Nebraska Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Buffalo County Community Partners, and the Office of Community and Rural Health. The QI team identified potential solutions to increase the reach of the program by using various QI tools. The Nebraska Division of Public Health is also exploring the opportunity of collaborating with health care providers to improve coordination and establish a referral system.

Organization that conducted the QI initiative: 
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Citation: 

Moser, G. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Increasing Enrollment into Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs. Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:12. Available at https://www.phqix.org/content/increasing-enrollment-chronic-disease-self-management-programs. Accessed August 14, 2018.

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Submitted by ioanetina on

What type(s) of registry/registries you've used in collecting data for your Chronic Disease Self-Management Program?

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Submitted by bmoss on

This sounds like a great project. I appreciate your lessons learned section. I have been investigating Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs to implement at our health center and this project has been helpful.

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