Self-Management Programs

Free six-week, self-management workshops are offered to adults who have themselves or are caring for someone with a chronic condition, cancer diagnosis or diabetes. Classes are open to adults of all ages and abilities. All self-management programs are evidence-based and were originally developed at Stanford University. These workshops have been proven to help participants successfully manage their chronic condition and improve their overall health in coordination with their healthcare team.

Programs feature the following:

  • Small-group workshops — 12 to 16 participants
  • 2.5 hours of time per session
  • One session per week, for six weeks
  • Community settings such as senior centers, places of worship, provider offices, libraries, and hospitals
  • Rooms large enough for all participants to gather comfortably, plus space for two leaders and their materials
  • Accessible locations
  • Virtual offerings in the comfort of your own home

People with different chronic health conditions attend together to:

  • Develop weekly action plans based on their needs
  • Share experiences
  • Help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program

Sessions are highly interactive and led by specially trained lay leaders.

Sessions focus on building skills, sharing experiences, and offering support. All programs are led by a team of lay leaders. Lay leaders are people from the community who have experience in dealing with the same difficulties as those who are participating in the programs. They have received comprehensive in-person training to deliver the program content from a highly detailed manual.

Self-management programs will not conflict with existing programs or treatments.

Programs are designed to enhance regular treatment by your healthcare team. The programs are designed to help participants gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms, and to control how their health problems affect their lives. These programs have been rigorously evaluated and are found to be effective tools to help participants with chronic health conditions. In addition, many people have more than one chronic condition. Self-management programs are especially helpful for them, as the programs give participants the skills to coordinate all the tools they need to manage their health and stay active in their lives.

Participants will continue to follow their health care provider’s treatment plan while building confidence in their ability to manage their condition.


For more information about individual programs offered, please click links below.

To register for a free six-week self-management program, please search below for a program and location that best suits your needs. For more information or questions about program registration, please call 302-990-0522.

Start by choosing a program type, then narrow your results by selecting a class format, county, or day of the week.

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Program

Location

Date & Time

Availability

  • Cancer

    Virtual CTS

    County

    Cancelled

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Thu
    2:30pm-5:00pm

    Sessions:

    Feb 4, 2021

    Feb 11, 2021

    Feb 18, 2021

    Feb 25, 2021

    Mar 4, 2021

    Mar 11, 2021

  • Cancer

    County

    Register

    Seats available

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Thu
    2:30pm-5:00pm

    Sessions:

    Feb 18, 2021

    Feb 25, 2021

    Mar 4, 2021

    Mar 11, 2021

    Mar 18, 2021

    Mar 25, 2021

  • Chronic Pain

    Virtual CPSMP

    County

    Register

    Seats available

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Tue
    10:00am-12:30pm

    Sessions:

    Feb 16, 2021

    Feb 23, 2021

    Mar 2, 2021

    Mar 9, 2021

    Mar 16, 2021

    Mar 23, 2021

  • Cancer

    Virtual CTS 4/19/21 MOT

    County

    Register

    Seats available

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Mon
    10:00am-12:30pm

    Sessions:

    Mar 15, 2021

    Mar 22, 2021

    Mar 29, 2021

    Apr 5, 2021

    Apr 12, 2021

    Apr 19, 2021

  • Chronic Disease

    Virtual CDSMP

    County

    Cancelled

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Tue
    10:00am-12:30pm

    Sessions:

    Feb 2, 2021

    Feb 9, 2021

    Feb 16, 2021

    Feb 23, 2021

    Mar 2, 2021

    Mar 9, 2021

  • Chronic Disease

    Kent County

    Register

    Seats available

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Tue
    10:00am-12:30pm

    Sessions:

    Feb 16, 2021

    Feb 23, 2021

    Mar 2, 2021

    Mar 9, 2021

    Mar 16, 2021

    Mar 23, 2021

  • Diabetes

    County

    Register

    Seats available

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Wed
    5:00pm-7:30pm

    Sessions:

    Mar 10, 2021

    Mar 17, 2021

    Mar 24, 2021

    Mar 31, 2021

    Apr 7, 2021

    Apr 14, 2021

  • Chronic Pain

    County

    Register

    Seats available

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Tue
    11:00am-1:30pm

    Sessions:

    Mar 16, 2021

    Mar 23, 2021

    Mar 30, 2021

    Apr 6, 2021

    Apr 13, 2021

    Apr 20, 2021

  • Diabetes

    Virtual DSMP 3/17/21

    County

    Register

    Seats available

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Wed
    5:00pm-7:30pm

    Sessions:

    Feb 10, 2021

    Feb 17, 2021

    Feb 24, 2021

    Mar 3, 2021

    Mar 10, 2021

    Mar 17, 2021

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