Evidence-Based Programs for Remote Delivery
Below is a list of recognized self-management education and physical activity programs that can help adults with arthritis reduce pain and disability and have a better quality of life. These programs have been proven effective for remote delivery. They can also help adults prevent and manage other chronic diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Walk With Ease (WWE) Self-Directed is a 6-week physical activity program developed by the Arthritis Foundation that helps people with arthritis and other chronic conditions. It’s appropriate for anyone who can be on their feet at least 10 minutes without increased pain and wants to make walking a part of their lifestyle. You can learn more about the self-directed program and register for a FREE guidebookexternal icon.
The Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions is a mailed program based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). CDSMP is an effective self-management education workshop for people with chronic health problems. The tool kit has all the same components as in-person CDSMP: a book, relaxation and exercise CDs, and tip sheets. It also includes a self-test to help participants decide how they should use the materials. This tool kit is also available in Spanish – La caja de herramientas para tener una vida activa con condiciones crónicas. For more information or receive the mailed tool kit, contact SMRCexternal icon.
Better Choices, Better Health (BCBH) is an online group workshop that uses content from the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. It focuses on chronic disease management, decision making, problem solving, and action planning. The companion book for the workshop is Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 5th Edition. Canary Health partners with health plans, health care providers, and employers to offer BCBH through its online platform. To offer BCBH through your organization, contact Canary Healthexternal icon. This program is also available in Spanish.
BCBH for Arthritis is an online interactive group workshop using the content from the Arthritis Self-Management Program that focuses on decision making, problem solving, and action planning for arthritis management. This workshop has also been known as Healthy Living With Arthritis. Canary Health partners with health plans, health care providers, and employers to offer BCBH for Arthritis. To offer BCBH for Arthritis through your organization or participate in the online program, contact Canary Healthexternal icon. This program is also available in Spanish.