Improving Self-Management of Chronic Conditions
Improving Self-Management of Chronic Conditions Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Educating and engaging individuals in self-management of chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and asthma can increase patient activation and lead to better health outcomes.
The featured Innovations describe three programs that used innovative strategies to improve disease-related knowledge and self-management behaviors among vulnerable populations. One program used patient navigators to deliver culturally tailored chronic disease education to minority populations; a second used trained peers to educate and support veterans in self-management of hypertension; and the third profile describes an emergency department–based asthma clinic that helped low-income children and their families improve asthma self-management and reduce acute episodes.
The featured QualityTools include resources for clinicians to increase their knowledge and skills related to self-management support and a Web site that provides training materials for the peer program described in the featured profile.
- Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss
- Culturally Tailored Chronic Disease Education Program Improves African American Patients' Self-Management Behaviors, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Control, and Quality of Life
- Emergency Department–Based Asthma Clinic Improves Self-Management Behaviors and Reduces Acute Episodes for Low-Income, Inner-City Children and Teenagers
Also in This Issue:
- Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes
- System Gives Authorized Users Access to Interstate Information on Controlled Substance Prescriptions, Assisting Them in Identifying Cases of Potential Misuse
- Transition Home Program Reduces Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients