Chronic disease is everywhere. CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) is helping communities everywhere make changes to prevent chronic diseases in the future. Through various programs, like The ReachOut Project, we’re already seeing a difference. Together, we can help Americans live longer, healthier lives.
The importance of self- management education (SME) programs for people with ongoing health conditions like arthritis, diabetes, heart or lung disease, or depression. It takes more than medication to effective manage your chronic health conditions; self-management education programs helps you learn to control your symptoms and manage your chronic condition day to day.