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If you are an individual seeking information about this program, rather than a provider of services, please visit our Live Well, Virginia! Participant page.

Welcome to the Live Well, Virginia! Provider pages! This information is for use by local licensed programs offering Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) workshops. In Virginia, these include the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), Tomando Control de su Salud (Spanish CDSMP), the Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program (CTSP)and the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP).

Below are links to materials and tools to help you implement, promote and expand your Live Well, Virginia! programs. Feel free to use what you need!

Program Implementation and Fidelity

Stanford 2016 Administrative/Implementation Manual

Stanford 2016 Fidelity Manual

Stanford 2016 Certification Guidelines

Required Reports and Documents

Workshop and Leader Training Schedule: To be submitted by the 5th of each month. See Spreadsheet Instructions tab for more information.

Workshop Schedule Template

Marketing, Communication and Outreach

Media Coverage:

For aging inmates, a chance to learn how to take better care of their health
Washington Post
February 28, 2017

Virginia awarded $900,000 to expand Wellness Program
The Petersburg Progress-Index
July 31, 2016

Learning how to prioritize: Workshop helps participants manage chronic conditions
Richmond Times-Dispatch
July 3, 2016

Managing Chronic Illness Inside Virginia’s Prisons
WCVE (public radio) Virginia Currents report
June 4, 2015

Tackling diabetes one person at a time
Daily Press (Newport News)
August 3, 2014

County Courier Interview with Marsha Wright and Anne Elder
October 2014 interview with Peninsula Area master trainers on local county TV. The interviewer, Minnie Sippio, is also a leader for CDSME in the area.

AAA Program Helps Aging Prisoners
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) website announcement
February, 2016

Can-do attitude sparks seniors to healthy living
The Roanoke Times
October 17, 2013

Participant testimonials and comments - NCOA video clips

(Windows Media Player is required)

Ann Hoy, New Jersey

Bernice Harvey, New Jersey

Promotional Materials: Templates

In this section you can "window shop" for templates of marketing materials using NCOA basic designs. These are PDF format versions. To obtain a template in a format that you can edit, please contact

Live Well, Virginia Rack Card

Live Well, Virginia Brochure

Live Well, Virginia Marketing Poster

Partners and Related Websites

HQI-Health Quality Innovators

National Council on Aging (NCOA) Center for Health Aging

National CDSME Resource Center

Stanford Patient Education Research Center

Administration on Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

     Administration on Aging (AoA) Health, Prevention, and Wellness Programs

Live Well, Virginia! State Contact

April Holmes
Coordinator of Prevention Programs
Phone: (804) 662-7631


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Microsoft Word documents (.doc) - Word Viewer

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (.xls) - Excel Viewer

Microsoft PowerPoint presentations (.ppt) - PowerPoint Viewer

WinZip files (.zip) - WinZip

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Virginia Division for the Aging
of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100, Henrico, VA 23229
Phone (local): (804) 662-9333, Toll Free 1-800-552-3402 (Nationwide)
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use the free Va Relay telephone relay service by dialing 7-1-1.
FAX: (804) 662-9354
WAI Level A Compliant