CDSMP Resource and Partner Links

WV Organization Websites:

WV Diabetes Prevention and Control Program – The WV DPCP is funded through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and promotes the national diabetes objectives for West Virginians who live with diabetes.

WV Health Care Improvement Initiative A statewide collaboration among multiple stakeholders focusing on improving the health and health care of all West Virginians. The goal of the Institute is to improve the health status of all West Virginians through aligned initiatives focusing on improved access, prevention, promotion of wellness and healthy lifestyle choices, and optimal evidence based chronic illness management.

WV Bureau for Public Health – Bureau for Public Health sets public health policy and directs public health activities within the state of West Virginia.

WV Asthma Education and Prevention Program Seeks to ensure that all of our state’s asthma education and prevention organizations – from state government programs to non-profit organizations – are working together to educate about asthma in every community on prevention and early diagnosis,  proper treatment, medication and equipment availability, and improved quality of life.

WV Osteoporosis and Arthritis Program – To reduce the prevalence of Osteoporosis and Arthritis in West Virginia by providing information on prevention and education, making available information on treatment, and lessening pain and disability by encouraging individuals to maintain productive lives.

Marshall University Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health – Our basic mission at the Center for Rural Health is to reduce or eliminate that isolation so that rural providers continue to practice in rural areas and rural people have better access to health care.

National Organization Websites:

National Council on Aging– The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them.

Center for Healthy Aging – The Center for Healthy Aging (the Center) assists state entities and community-based organizations serving older adults to develop and implement evidence-based programs. The Center serves as a resource center for aging service providers to implement healthy aging programs.

Diabetes Initiative – The Diabetes Initiative was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2002 to 2009. It focused on improving self management support for adults with diabetes in real world clinic and community settings.

Stanford University Patient Education Research Center – For nearly three decades, Stanford has developed, tested, and evaluated self management programs for English and Spanish speakers with chronic health problems.

Primary Care Resources and Support for Chronic Disease Self Management (PCRS)  – The PCRS is a quality improvement tool for use by patient care teams in primary care to improve self management support.


The Chronic Care Model – Promoting effective change in provider groups to support evidence-based clinical and quality improvement across a wide variety of health care settings.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Diabetes Translation – Information for the public and professionals about diabetes, including research, statistics and educational publications.

American Association of Diabetes Educators – AADE is an association of healthcare professionals dedicated to integrating successful self-management as a key outcome in the care of people with diabetes and related conditions.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement – The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world by cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care and helping healthcare systems put those ideas into action.