Tag: Chronic Disease

Senior News: VPAS, CDSMP participating in study

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Westat to conduct a study of evidence based programs including the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP).


CDSME Office Relocated to Blue Ridge Hall

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education office is being relocated to Blue Ridge Hall, Room 350, 601 University Boulevard in Harrisonburg. Moving will begin today and should be completed Monday.


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Augusta Health Community Benefits Committee awards grants

The Community Benefit Committee of the Augusta Health Board of Directors has awarded six single-year grants and three multi-year grants to meet the healthcare needs of the community.


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Valley Program for Aging Services: News and Notes

The latest news and notes from the Valley Program for Aging Services.


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Senior News: Briefs from local senior centers

News from senior centers run by Valley Program for Aging Services.


Bath Senior Center members completed CDSME-diabetes program

Fourteen members of the Bath Senior Center completed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSME) and the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) on July 28 and received a Certificate of Completion.


Walmart Donation Provided for CDSME

An employee applied for a donation for CDSME from Walmart through a program offered to Walmart employees to encourage and support volunteerism.


Bath Community Senior Center members complete CDSMP

Fourteen members of the Bath Community Senior Center completed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program – Diabetes Self-Management on July 28 and received a Certificate of Completion.


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Sixteen complete DSMP Leader Training

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Leader Training facilitated by Brandy Wade, Program Director at Waynesboro Senior Center and Joyce Nussbaum, Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Coordinator, was held at the Augusta Health Community Care Building July 17, 18, 21, & 22.


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VPAS CDSME put state workshop totals over 5,000

During the monthly PRE-AIM conference call with Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Local Coordinators, April Holmes, DARS Coordinator of Prevention Programs, announced that there were almost 5,000 workshop completers since April 2010 when DARS received the first grant to offer CDSME.


CDSMP Leader Training Completed

Nine people completed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leader Training held June 12, 13, 14 & 15.


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CDSME Presented to POMA at Augusta Health

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum presented information about CDSME to 21 people at the Physician Office Managers Association (POMA) meeting at Augusta Health June 18.


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Augusta Health grant applications available

As part of its mission to promote the health and well-being of its community through access to excellent care, Augusta Health provides single-year and multi-year grants to local non-profit and governmental community organizations.


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CDSMP and DSMP Leader Training Scheduled

Leader Training for both the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is planned for this summer.


CDSME Student Intern Experienced First Health Fair

Daniel Dadson, student intern with Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME), and Joyce Nussbaum, CDSME Coordinator, set up a table with information about CDSME at the Sunnyside Retirement Community Health Fair May 29.


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CDSME and Other VPAS Services Presented to EMU Staff

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum presented information about CDSME and other VPAS services to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) staff who were interested in learning more about Chronic Disease Self-Management specifically related to being a caregiver.


CDSME Student Intern Workshop Reflections

CDSME student intern Shannon Regan wrote the following reflections about her experience after completing the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Workshop.


Chronic Disease Workshop Concluded

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop that had been held at the Staunton Public Library concluded with five successful completers.


CDSME Coordinator Attended WWRC Completion Ceremony

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum attended the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) Life Skills Transition Program Completion Ceremony on Friday, April 25.


Volunteer Appreciation at Timberville Broadway Senior Center

The rain couldn’t stop us from celebrating our volunteers today at the Timberville Broadway Senior Center.