Self-Management: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

Offers free on-line and telephone support Self-Management programs throughout BC to help adults manage various chronic health conditions including diabetes, chronic pain, cancer, heart, kidney and lung diseases, arthritis, lupus, Parkinson, MS and so on.

New Self-Management Programs:

The Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions, Chronic Pain and Diabetes Programa are evidence-based programs that include all tools in the Chronic Conditions, Chronic Pain or Diabetes Self-Management Program packaged into a one-time mailing. It offers an alternative method for those who cannot or do not wish to attend a CDSMP workshop online.

Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions, Chronic Pain and Diabetes Programs plus Calls: Participants in this 6-week program receive the materials from the Tool Kit for Active Living  Programs and participate in a weekly 45-minute, small group conference call (Zoom) with a Program Leader and other participants.

The Better Choices, Better Health Online Self-Management Program  is a web-based, asynchronous 6-week program in which groups of about 25 people with a variety of ongoing health conditions participate together . See the website or phone for more information.

The Self-Management Health Coach Program provides individualized telephone support for people living with chronic health conditions.  Volunteer health coaches provide weekly 30 minutes telephone coaching for 3 – 6 months for individuals wanting to improve their confidence and motivation to become healthier and to better manage the daily challenges of living with chronic conditions. Individuals are paired with coaches based on gender and possibly shared chronic conditions. This program is available to every British Columbian.

See "Brochure" section below for more information and program posters

Address / Contact Info

University of Victoria, Institute on Ageing & Lifelong Health Self Management BC
Ste 210, 4907 Chisholm Street Delta, BCV4K 2K6

Phone Numbers

Toll-free: 1-866-902-3767
Phone: (604) 940-1273
Fax: (604) 940-2099

Hours of Operation

Office: Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Web Links

Service Details

Program fee0.00
Referral protocolself, physician, specialist, health professional
How to applyCall :604-940-1273/ Toll Free 1866-902-3767
Wait list (weeks)2
Age ranges servedadult 20+, senior 55+, senior 65+
Currently accepting new patients / clientsCurrently accepting new patients / clients
Languages spokenEnglish, Panjabi (Punjabi), Cantonese, Mandarin

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This program was last updated on: 25 Nov 2020.