What is “evidence based”?
Evidence-based programs have been proven to increase self-efficacy, decrease health service utilization, and enable participants to adopt healthy self-management behaviors.
Is there a fee to participate in the program?
Through a grant from the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, we are able to offer the programs and books in our community for no cost to the participant.
Can we charge people who are non-completers? Or say that we will provide the books at no cost to all those who complete the program.? Give the participants an incentive to complete the program.
What are the qualifications to attend the program ?
While our programs attract many seniors, our programs are for individuals that are 18 or older who are living with or care for someone who has a chronic health condition and is able to utilize problem-solving skills, commit to a weekly action plan, and participate in group activities.
Are the programs offered in languages other than English?
The CDSMP is offered in 24 languages throughout the country. Here in Barnstable County we also offer the program in Spanish and Portuguese. For more information and other language programs, please contact us.