Frequently Asked Questions

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All organizations  offering SMRC Programs must be licensed.  There are  different types of licenses depending on the needs of different organizations.


Organizations must have trained Leaders and Trainers for any of our programs.

Program Promotion

Can we still refer to the workshops as “Stanford” programs?

  • No. Stanford requires that the Stanford name and logo NOT be used for any reason.

What words can we use to describe the workshops?

  • The only words you can use when describing the programs are “an evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University”, or “an SMRC evidence-based program originally developed at Stanford University.”
  • Certificates of completion for workshops and Leader trainings should use the above language, as well.

Can we use the SMRC logo and Steps to Healthier Living trademark?


General Questions

Are the SMRC programs the same as the Stanford programs?

  • Yes. Stanford gave SMRC all of the programs.
  • No. Since 2017, SMRC has updated programs, added the Workplace CDSMP, and added new ways of offering programs: virtual, mailed tool kits, mailed tool kits with conference phone calls.


SMRC programs are available in 4 different modes of delivery.  Click the links below to learn more.

  1. In-person, face-to-face small group
  2. Virtual small group, via Zoom or similar platform
  3. Mailed Tool Kit small group with scripted conference calls
  4. Internet asynchronous (not real time)

Go to summary modes of delivery and language options 

Are SMRC programs available in other languages? 

Can we translate a program? 

What about program fidelity?

How do we contact SMRC?


New organization proposal

Organization Name (required)
Organization Address Line 1 (required)
Organization Address Line 2
Organization City (required)
Organization Country (required)
Organization State, Province or Region
Organization Postal Code
Organization Website (including https://)
Organization phone (required)
Organization email address (required)
Organization main contact first name (required)
Organization main contact last name (required)
Organization main contact email (required)
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Click on the "Sponsoring LICENSED organizations legal name" field and find your organization in the dropdown loaded.

When the dropdown is opened you can type some letters in your keyboard to filter the list by organization name.

If you cannot find your organization legal name keep the field empty and follow the instructions or send a message to the admininstrators staff.