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The Stanford Model

Stanford self-management education workshops are given once a week. for 2.5 hours , for six weeks. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom have chronic conditions. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds participants confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Works With Existing Treatment Plans

The workshop series will not conflict with existing programs or treatment. It is designed to enhance regular treatment and disease specific education.

Program Development

The workshop series improves the Triple Aims of better health, better healthcare, and reduced costs. The Stanford University self-management programs are some of the most studied-evidence based programs in the world.

Join Kansas Self-Management Education (KSME)

KSME provide free training to organizations and/or individuals interested in offering self-management education workshops. Group Leader Training is offered several times throughout the year, at several locations in Kansas. Funding may also be available for travel reimbursement (mileage, hotel, etc.)  It is highly recommended that you attend group leader training with a partner, as facilitation of a workshop requires two trained leaders. Please click here to learn about upcoming trainings.

If your organization would like to offer self-management education workshops, but cannot train leaders at this time, there may be leaders in your area you can work with (at no cost)! Please contact Tami Sterling, if you are intersted in offering workshops at your organization with group leaders in your area.

This material was prepared by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 11SOW-GPQIN-KS-GEN-08/0914