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Build A Program

Assess Your Current Capacity

Key Issues


Build a Program


Steps for Planning and Building a Program

Developing a diabetes self management program entails assessment of your audience’s needs, assessment of your organization’s strengths, selection of key program elements and approaches, ways to assess progress toward improvement and a plan for integrating effective approaches into the system of care.

Assess Your Current Capacity

The Diabetes Initiative developed new tools to facilitate the advancement of self management supports in primary care settings and through clinic-community partnerships. These are self assessment tools intended to help assess current status and suggest areas for improvement.

Key Issues in Diabetes Self Management

Over the course of the Diabetes Initiative, several themes emerged from the collective experience of the Diabetes Initiative grantees. Attention to these aspects of self management support can improve resource and supports provided:

The Diabetes Initiative was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2002 to 2009.
Archived in 2009, this site is a repository for information and resources gathered over the course of the Initiative.