Self-management classes provide the tools, skills, and support needed to make lasting lifestyle and behavior changes. Classes build an attendee's confidence in managing their chronic health. Disease self-management teaches individuals strategies for identifying challenges and solving problems associated with their illness(es).
What is "evidence-based"?
A program is considered evidence-based when:
- Evaluation research shows that the program produces the expected positive results;
- The results can be attributed to the program itself, rather than to other extraneous factors or events;
- The evaluation is peer-reviewed by experts in the field; and
- The program is “endorsed” by a federal agency or respected research organization and included in their list of effective programs.
Evidence-based programs are programs that have been rigorously tested in controlled settings, proven effective, and translated into practical models. When participate in an evidence-based program, you can be confident you’re taking a program that works and is highly likely to improve your health. Evidence-Based Leadership Council