About half of all adults in the United States have one chronic health condition and many adults have more than one chronic condition to manage. The good news is that through effective behavior change efforts, appropriate medical management, and systematic monitoring to identify new problems, chronic diseases and their consequences can often be prevented or managed effectively.

Chronic Disease Self-Management programs help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control their conditions. This improves quality of life and health care costs go down. There are several types of self-management programs. Many programs are free or low cost and some are even covered by insurance.

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