Self-Management Education (SME) Programs for Chronic Health Conditions
Self-management education (SME) programs teach strategies to help adults manage chronic conditions and live a healthier life. Not all SME programs are the same, but they all can help you develop strategies to manage your health so you can do the things you want to do. Research studies have shown that SME programs help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. While there are many SME programs, the programs listed on this website have a published evaluation documenting positive health outcomes and a mechanism for locating available course offerings and are available regularly in multiple states. Learn more below about how an SME program can help you.
Learn about SME programs for managing
- Chronic Conditions (Any)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Pain
- Disability-Related Conditions
- Heart Disease
Or find chronic disease resources and information in your state to help you better manage your condition.
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Watch our videos to hear about the benefits of self-management education for chronic conditions. CDC YouTube Videos about SME
Find out what others are saying about being part of an SME program.