AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Advancing Excellence in Health Care

Self-management can reduce risk factors, promote adherence to medication, increase physical activity and reduced hospital re-admission rates

Empowering, engaging and educating individuals in self-management of chronic conditions can increase patient activation to change health behaviors and improve health outcomes. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange has 3 featured innovations that utilize novel strategies to improve disease-related knowledge and self-management behaviors among vulnerable populations.

AHRQ has provided a list of standardized self-management tools, curriculum content and a self-management support resource library