A Better Way to Manage Chronic Disease

Our self-management programs help people and their caregivers control their symptoms, better manage their health problems, and lead fuller lives.


The Stanford Patient Education Research Center has moved!  We are now the Self-Management Resource Center, and we remain dedicated to helping improve health status and self-management skills.  

Our programs, including the reknown Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), have enhanced the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world, and will continue to do so via the Self-Management Resource Center.  Our small group workshops, for people with chronic disease and their caregivers, are offered in community settings and online. The programs are facilitated by leaders with their own health challenges. Our programs are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences, and support.

Our staff of professional health educators have worked together for thirty years, and are all highly respected in the field of health education and nursing. Our published books, consumer articles and peer-reviewed journal articles are extensive. We have served as technical consultants both nationally and internationally.

We encourage you to explore our new site and let us know if you need some assistance, smrc@selfmanagementresource.com.

Download a history of our programs HERE

View our bibliography of publications HERE

Our staff has over 30 years of hands on and academic experience

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