Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

Self-management can reduce risk factors, promote adherence to medication, increase physical activity and reduced hospital re-admission rates

Friday, 21 August 2015 06:16 / by Dr Kim Kuebler

Empowering, engaging and educating individuals in self-management of chronic conditions can increase patient activation to change health behaviors and improve health outcomes.

The Agency for Health, Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange has 3 featured innovations that utilize novel strategies to improve disease-related knowledge and self-management behaviors among vulnerable populations.

http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/node/8100

AHRQ has provided a list of standardized self-management tools, curriculum content and a self-management support resource library:

Partnering in Self-Management Support: A Tool Kit for Clinicians

http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/qualitytools/partnering-self-management-support-toolkit-clinicians

POWER Program Curriculum

http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/qualitytools/power-program-curriculum

Self-Management Support Resource Library

http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/qualitytools/self-management-support-resource-library

Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr. Kim Kuebler DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, Founder and Director Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center, CEO Advanced Disease Concepts, LLC., Award winning author of 8 textbooks on chronic conditions and palliative care. Multiple appointments to Federal and state initiatives on pain, chronic conditions and palliative care. Clinician, educator, researcher and patient advocate.