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Self-Management Programs Summit


Photo of the location.The New Mexico Department of Diabetes Prevention and Control Program will be hosting its 2014 Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program and National Diabetes Prevention (NDPP) Evidenced-Based Summit today at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW in Albuquerque.

More than one in four adults in New Mexico ages 45 and older has been diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases. Both MyCD and NDPP provide adults the knowledge and skills needed to help them better manage their chronic disease and make healthier lifestyle choices.

Today’s Summit will focus on highlighting the successes of the MyCD and NDPP in New Mexico, and discussing how to sustain the programs. Both of New Mexico’s programs have received national recognition and attention. New Mexico was the first in the nation to receive full CDC recognition for the NDPP. And since 2010, New Mexico’s MyCD participant completion rate has remained steady at 80 percent, compared to the national average of 74 percent. A participant completer as defined by Stanford University is an adult who completes four out of the six sessions.

“We are excited to be hosting this summit to celebrate our successes with statewide partners to make these programs available to New Mexicans” said Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward, MPH. “Chronic diseases are responsible for more than 60 percent of all deaths in New Mexico. These programs help adults at risk for diabetes or with chronic health conditions develop skills so they can live healthier lives.”

Partnership of community organizations, private insurers, health care organizations, employers, and government agencies. Partners work to establish local evidence-based lifestyle change programs for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes.

The NDPP is a one-year lifestyle change program for adults with pre-diabetes, or at risk for diabetes. Participants work with a trained lifestyle coach in a group setting to make changes in diet and exercise, lose 5-7 percent of body weight, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The MyCD Program, available in English and Spanish, is a six-week class offered once a week for two and half hours for adults with chronic health conditions. Classes are led by a pair of trained individuals, one or both with health problems of their own. Participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to take a more active role in managing their health.

A low-cost program that helps individuals with chronic conditions learn how to manage and improve their own health, while reducing health care costs.

Kate Lorig, DRPH, Director of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center and Stanford Professor Emeritus of Medicine will be the featured speaker. Dr. Lorig developed the evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), known as the MyCD Program in New Mexico. She will provide information around the movement at the national level to support evidence-based programs like the CDSMP/MyCD. She will also be presenting the findings from the recent national study of the CDSMP/MyCD.

For more information about the MyCD Program or NDPP, please contact the Department of Health’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program toll-free at 888-523-2966.


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