Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

Please read the invitation below:

Dear Assisted Living & Nursing Home Association Members:

We are reaching out to you from the New York State Department of Health’s Arthritis Program. After presenting to NYS’ assisted living associations on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), we would jointly like to extend this opportunity to you to learn more about this program.  Through an introductory online webinar we will present live about the CDSMP and be able to answer any questions you may have!

We will be offering this webinar on three different dates:

May 17, 2017 from 10am – 11am

June 21, 2017 from 12pm – 1pm

July 11, 2017 from 1pm – 2pm

Please click the date that best works for you to register. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from “NYS IT Enterprise Conferencing” that will provide you with the webinar link and additional information needed to access the webinar. On the day of the webinar, follow the link in your confirmation email to start the webinar.  When you do this, a box will pop up on your screen with options for joining the audio portion of the webinar. 

About Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP):

CDSMP is an evidence-based program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Administration for Community Living  (ACL), and Administration on Aging (AoA), among many other organizations! This program is designed to help those with any type of chronic disease develop the self-efficacy needed to manage their condition and feel better. This program is also opened to caregivers.

This program is relatively easy to implement, low-cost, and right now we are able to offer free trainings for those of you who are interested in having staff or volunteers trained to deliver this workshop at your facility. This program is highly respected and vetted, and a great way to expand your menu of programs and scope of services to clients and potential clients.

We hope you are able to make one of the webinars! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NYS Arthritis Program at or 518-408-5150.