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Self-Management Education

Tools for Better Health ǀ Self-Management Education programs are FREE workshops to help individuals with health conditions:

  • Gain self-confidence in controlling symptoms
  • Better manage their health
  • Lead a fuller life

Tools For Better Health currently offers three self-management education programs, Living With Chronic ConditionsLiving With Diabetes, and Living With Chronic Pain.

The evidence-based programs are highly interactive small-group workshops where participants:


  • Skills and techniques to better control and manage symptoms
  • The impact of their condition(s) in their lives


  • With other individuals with health conditions and caregivers in a supportive and learning environment
  • Ideas, tools and concepts to help manage their health, lives and conditions


  • Life and health goals
  • Higher levels of confidence in their ability to lead a full and active life


The Living With Chronic Conditions workshop was fantastic! The skills and tools I learned helped me accomplish goals that I didn't think were possible.

~Workshop Graduate

It can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of the disease. Sometimes we forget we have a life to live too! The skills I learned helped me get back to living...even on bad days.

~Workshop Graduate


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