Positive Self-Management Program (HIV)
Workshops are highly participatory. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Each participant is guided to tailor the workshop content to their own needs.
If participants are older and or living with multiple chronic conditions, the CDSMP could be used in place of the PSMP.
People who are living with HIV
Does the Program replace existing programs and treatments?
The Positive Self-Management Program will not conflict with existing programs or treatment. It is designed to enhance regular treatment and HIV-specific education. The program gives participants the skills and confidence to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.
How were the programs developed?
While at Stanford University, Dr. Allen Gifford received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop and pilot a community-based self-management program to assist people with HIV. The study was completed in 1997. Later Dr. Alison Webel, while a doctoral student at the University of California San Francisco, conducted a second evaluation.
How can my facility offer the Program?
All agencies must have at a minimum:
Physicians whose works centers on HIV, registered dietitians, occupational and physical therapists, and other health professionals have reviewed all workshop materials.
Spanish translation available (Vivir más sano con VIH)
The PSMP program is approved for Title IIID funding under the Older American’s Act and has been funded in some places by Ryan White funds.
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