Healthy Change

Online Self-Management Support Toolkit
www.selfmanagementtoolkit.ca

The purpose of this site is to allow healthcare providers to quickly learn the basics of helping patients be better self-managers of their health care. We know that providers are confused about the best ways to deliver self-management support to their patients. We have heard that in their busy day they need easy-to-use tools to get started helping their patients with self care. To that end, this site has been divided into three modules that teach the healthcare provider to:

Assess where patients are with their self care and elicit a care issue relevant to their lives

Assist patients to set a behavioural goal that addresses their self care issue and design a simple action plan that helps the patient take his/her first steps toward achieving that goal

Assist patients with enacting their action plans and to undertake follow-up with patients to ensure their continued success.

The websites and articles listed below provide a wide range of information and evidence relating to self-management of diabetes, peer support, and foot screening. Nearly everything listed here can be found online, either by clicking on links or searching title online.

American Association of Diabetes Educators
AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors: Measurable behavior change is the desired outcome of diabetes education

Brief Negotiation Roadmap – Kaiser Permanente
Online interactive tutorial

California Health Care Foundation
Better Chronic Disease Care – can order videos and practice tools from here free of charge

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Chronic Care Self-management Guideline Team
Evidence-based care guideline for chronic care: self-management

Diabetic Foot Education and Inlow’s 60-Second Foot Screen
Article | Quick Reference Guide | Screening Tool

Diabetic Foot Screening: Why is it Neglected?

Improving Chronic Illness Care
The Chronic Care Model

Improving Chronic Illness Care
Understanding Goal Setting and Action Planning

Lorig et al
Effect of a Self-Management Program on Patients with Chronic Disease

National Health Service‚ Department of Health‚ Health Psychology Team
Improving Health: Changing Behavior: Health Trainer Handbook

PEP Talk

The websites and articles listed below provide a wide range of information and evidence relating to self-management of diabetes, peer support, and foot screening. Nearly everything listed here can be found online, either by clicking on links or searching title online.

The Canadian Association of Wound Care
http://cawc.net

The Canadian Association of Wound Care Peer Education Program (PEP Talk)
http://diabetespeptalk.ca/en/about