The MyCD Program is the nationally and internationally known evidence-based, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed and tested by Stanford University. It is available in English and Spanish and includes a peer-led education program delivered in community settings for 2 ½ hours, once a week for six-weeks.
The program is intended for adults with one or more chronic health condition like diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, high blood pressure, or any other ongoing or long-term health condition. The program is appropriate for older adults and adults with disabilities.
Participants learn useful self-management skills and ways to help them better manage their health problems, including how to:
- gain confidence and motivation to better manage their health;
- make a step-by-step action plan to improve their health;
- problem solve and make informed decisions;
- eat healthy and exercise more;
- manage their pain, fatigue, and medications; and
- better communicate with their doctor, family or caregiver about their health.