DECIDE is an evidence-based self-management support program designed to improve chronic disease outcomes in high-risk and underserved populations. DECIDE originated for diabetes self-management support. DECIDE's evidence base has expanded to cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and mental health self-management.
Developed through a series of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundation-funded research grants, the DECIDE program is a structured, 9-module curriculum that guides participants, step-by-step, through problem-solving training for incorporating disease self-management into the context of everyday, real life barriers and challenges, enabling behavior change for improved health outcomes.
DECIDE is accessible and effective with persons with low literacy and health literacy and persons with sensory or mild cognitive impairment that can otherwise impede learning.
DECIDE is also available in audio and braille for people who are visually impaired or blind.
DECIDE's Evidence-Based Outcomes