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Chronic diseases are conditions which are long-lasting, persistent, and often require special therapy, education and training for the individual with the chronic disease to maintain health. Health care providers play a vital role in educating and supporting individuals in the management of their chronic condition.

Provider Education

CDM 101 – An Introduction to Chronic Disease Management

As the title suggests, this course is an introduction to Chronic Disease Management – a comprehensive, collaborative, patient-centred model of CDM. The course consists of three modules and a conclusion and each must be finished in sequence to complete the course. The modules address topics such as the Expanded Chronic Condition Management Model, primary care, collaborative practice, diverse and vulnerable populations, self-management, and self-management support.

Choices and Changes Workshop

This free ½ to one day interactive workshop gives health providers an opportunity to explore their own beliefs about the change process and provides specific strategies to help support clients in managing their behaviour change.

Chronic Conditions and Diseases Prevention and Management (CCDPM)

Preventing and managing chronic conditions and diseases involves an integrated and coordinated system of supports, including families and communities, that empowers individuals to maintain and improve their health, their quality of life, and prevent and manage conditions/diseases independently or in partnership with health and social care.

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HealthChange® Methodology

HealthChange® Methodology guides providers to effectively and efficiently embed self-management support into every interaction, transforming the way providers work with patients. The Methodology promotes health literacy, shared decision making and behaviour change. It supports health providers to understand and assess patient readiness, enabling individual providers and teams to provide best-practice care and communication to patients and families.

HealthChange® Program

Person Centred Practice Workshops

Leadership Presentation and Discussion Forum

For more information about HealthChange® email cdm.provincialeducation@ahs.ca