Supporting the Self-Care Management Alliance in advancing interventions for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

The purpose of this project is for the Foundation to partner with other funders to support the newly formed National Council on Aging's Self-Care Management Alliance (the Alliance). The Alliance's purpose is to promote strategic collaboration among government, business, and nonprofit organizations to embed evidence-based, self-care management programs in delivery systems for health and social services. Self-care management is the active participation of people in their own health care and includes the development of problem-solving skills, improved self-efficacy, and patients applying their new knowledge and skills in day-to-day management of their chronic conditions. Deliverables will include a white paper that synthesizes evidence-based self-care management programs and metrics; development of a plan to evaluate the effectiveness of various self-care management interventions and the capacity of delivery systems of health and social services to implement them; exploration of strategies to increase access to and sustain community-based and online self-care-management programs; establishment of a standing panel of consumers to provide input to the Alliance; development of a campaign to engender self-care management awareness; and development of specific Alliance goals and objectives for 2020 and strategies to achieve them.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 8/1/2011

Time frame: 8/15/2011 - 8/14/2012

Grant Number: 69212


National Council on Aging Inc.

251 18th Street South, Suite 500
Arlington, 22202-3410


James P. Firman
Project Director