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Chronic Disease Self-Management on Long Island 


Chronic Diseases  · noun  · /kron-ik  dih-zeez/

conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention, or limit activities of daily living or both. The leading causes of death and disability in the United States


According to the CDC, most chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors, including lack of physical activity and poor nutrition. By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life.

On Long Island, there are a number of resources to help you and your family make those healthy choices.


Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a FREE six-week interactive workshop that provides hands-on interactive, fun education for people and their families who are living with chronic conditions. 

Topics include medication management, healthy eating, easy-to-follow physical activity exercises, stress management, and improving communication with their healthcare team among others in a supporting environment.

To find a program in your neighborhood, or to RSVP for the following workshops, contact (917) 561-1727.


Finding Help - Search for Programs 

Click on the buttons below to learn more about the kinds of programs that can help you, share helpful resources, or search through program databases at the Evidence-Based Leadership Council, the CDC, and our partners at the Suffolk Care Collaborative.

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Program Descriptions

Descriptions taken from program websites.

Chronic Disease and Medication Management - Helping people learn how to better manage health conditions, there are a number of different management programs to improve health status and health behavior, and self-efficacy.

Depression - For older adults living with various levels of depressive symptoms, who are looking to combat their disease by addressing the symptoms at its root.

Falls Management - Decrease fear of falling and associated restrictions in activity levels among older adults by increasing awareness and through targeted interventions. 

Physical Activity - Promote an active and enjoyable life style in older adults by increasing not only the level of physical activity of participants, but also the enjoyment of physical activity.  

National Diabetes Prevention program - A partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The partners work to make it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in evidence-based, affordable, and high-quality lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support - Provides information and skills for people to manage their diabetes and related conditions. DSMES is tailored to your individual needs, goals, and life experiences, and is guided by evidence-based standards. Learn how to eat healthy, be physically active, monitor blood sugar levels, take medication, problem solve, reduce risk for other health conditions, cope with the emotional side of diabetes, and improve your health and quality of life. 



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