Improving the Health of a Community by Reaching Out

29 Aug 2011

Living Healthy, the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) developed by Stanford University was launched in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health throughout the eight (8) counties of Western New York (WNY).  Forty-three (43) lay-leaders were trained and more than 200 patients have completed the program. Five Consumer Advisory Teams (CATs) have been launched covering six of the eight counties (40 consumers) with two (2) more CATs in formation to cover the last two counties (total eight counties to be covered with more than 50 consumers involved).  Through the engagement of our communities,  AF4Q -- like Western New York -- will improve care quality.