Self-Management Education (SME) Programs for Ongoing Health Conditions
In a self-management education (SME) program, you can learn strategies to help manage your chronic condition 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, 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.
I want to learn about
- Managing Arthritis
- Managing Asthma
- Managing Cancer
- Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Managing Depression
- Managing Diabetes
- Managing Disability-Related Condition
- Managing Epilepsy
- Managing Heart Disease
- Managing Other Chronic Conditions/Multiple Conditions
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Find chronic disease information in your state to help you better manage your condition.
- Page last reviewed: March 22, 2017
- Page last updated: March 22, 2017
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