Online Disease Self-Management

In an effort to make their self-management programs accessible to more people, the Self-Management Resource Center (formerly Stanfod Patient Education Reserach Center) and partners have translated a number of the CDSM programs into online, web-based workshops. These workshops are administered by the National Council on Aging. The chronic condition programs are referred to as Better Choices, Better Health®, which includes custom programs for diabetes, arthritis and cancer. The program for Caregivers is called Building Better Caregivers.

This program has 4 options

Better Choices, Better Health

This is an online, self-directed workshop to help people learn how to better manage their chronic conditions. It includes special programs for those with diabetes, cancer or arthritis. More info…

Building Better Caregivers

This online program helps the informal caregivers of people with traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, dementia, or other diagnosed memory impairments. Participants have noted significant reductions in caregiver burden, depression, and stress. More info…

Better Choices Better Health: Cancer

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Better Choices Better Health: Diabetes

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Self-Management Resource Center

Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States (US)

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Self-Management Resource Center

Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States (US)

Program Details


Online module


Six weeks, participants log in 2-3 times each week

Program Costs

Costs Include


Improved health status and health behavior, and self-efficacy


Books and CDs for participants, manuals for leaders


Trained peers, volunteers, and staff after training

Individual vs. Group

Small Group



Data Requirements

Annual report on number of workshops and people served.