Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

A Stanford University Self-Management Workshop: a Service of the National Council on Aging and Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria

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What is the Workshop?

The Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is the online version of the community-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP).

  • A 6 week, highly-interactive, online small-group workshop
  • Two peer facilitators per workshop
  • New lessons posted each week
  • Small groups of about 25 participate together
  • Participants log on at their convenience 2-3 times per week for a total of about 2 hours per week
  • Participants do not need to log on at the same time

Who may participate?

  • Adults with any type of long term health condition

Benefits of joining

  • Learn to manage your symptoms better
  • Learn tips to manage your day-to-day activities
  • Get support from others with long-term health problems
  • Share your experiences and help others

Is the workshop available now?

Workshops are now underway and the University is currently accepting participants!

For more information about the Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, click here for a one-page flier or here for a program brochure.

If you would like to request brochures or posters, please email

To learn more about the original Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management Program on which the online program is based, please click here. You may also email

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