Over the course of the creation and development of the Roots Project, we came to realize the title "Roots Project" did not fully describe the final product that was created. "Roots Project" was a great descriptor for the project in it's infancy, but wasn't adequate for explaining what the product is. The final product, which has been produced and will be available at regional roll-out meetings (see list of times, dates, and locations below), is titled:
Missouri's Sustainability Toolkit: Self-Management Education Programs for People with Chronic Conditions.
You can also view an online copy of the Toolkit here, or can click on the link in the left-hand column to view a PDF version. If you have any feedback on the Toolkit, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Throughout April and May, we will be traveling to each of our seven Regional Arthritis Center regions to roll-out the sustainability plan, Missouri's Sustainability Toolkit. We invite you all to be a part of one of these meetings to: learn more about what's included in the plan, to determine how Missouri's Sustainability Toolkit can help your organization or one you are involved with, and to take home a copy of the plan! We hope to see you there!
April 17 - Kansas City Area RAC
12:30-1:30 pm; Location: St. Luke's Hospital - Plaza; Kansas City, MO (Fountain Dining Room)
April 18 - Southwest Missouri RAC
10:00-11:00 am; Location: Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center (1229 E Seminole); Springfield, MO (Room 4-B)
April 27 - Central Missouri RAC
12:00-1:00 pm; Location: Boone County Health Department, Columbia, MO (Training Room)
May 2 - Southeast Missouri RAC
11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Location: St. Francis Medical Center; Cape Girardeau, MO (Wellness Conference Room 1)
May 3 - Eastern Missouri RAC
10:00 - 11:00 am; Location: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, St. Peters, MO (Professional Office Bldg #1, Suite 212)
May 17 - Northeast Missouri RAC
Time TBA; Location: Kirksville, MO (specific location TBA)
May 25 - Northwest Missouri RAC
9:00 - 10:00 am; Location: Grace Evangelical Church, St. Joseph, MO (5103 S 50th Street)
We will be releasing dates, times, and locations of our seven regional roll-out meetings of The Roots Project. At these meetings, we will be displaying our sustainability plan, presenting several highlights, and meeting with local partners! Be sure to check back here for the dates often, or sign up (on the right hand side) to be on our email updates.
The Roots Project, Missouri's sustainability plan, is moving right along in terms of its creation! We have hit another pivotal step in the plan in which we are requesting more partner feedback. Throughout the plan, we would like to include direct quotes from individuals involved with the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and our other evidence-based programs. In order to help facilitate this feedback, we have created an Evidence-Based Program Success Story form which you can easily fill out and submit to our office. Success stories are just that, stories of personal success achieved as a result of participating with one of our programs. This could be direct or indirect health changes, improved community programming, or any number of other impacts that the programs you have participated with have made on you! You can either click on "Success Stories" under the Roots Projects Documents on the left, or you can click here to be taken directly to the form.
We would like to continue to utilize these success stories for other projects as well. If we choose to use pieces of your success story, we will contact you in advance.
The Roots Project sustainability plan addresses self-management programming generally, but one specific program is frequently referred to when discussing this project. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), developed by Stanford University, is an evidence-based program. Participants engage in educational workshops which provides this individuals with chronic conditions, or those who care for someone with a chronic condition (like arthritis, diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure), learning techniques for better self-management. A document has been uploaded under the Roots Project Documents section on the left that explains why this CDSMP program is effective and why this is an evidence-based program.
The Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program will be hosting focus group calls with some of our partners to gather feedback regarding the sustainability of chronic disease self-management and other health based programs.
Missouri's Sustainability Toolkit was developed to guide self-management education chronic condition program providers in creating sustainable services on a local level.
The Toolkit was initially designed as The Roots Project, a branded message which gave way to the Toolkit upon its culmination in the creation of this sustainability plan document relating to chronic disease self-management programs.
This project was developed by the Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program in conjunction with input and feedback from volunteer advisory board members and self-management education program stakeholders around the state.
Missouri's Sustainability Toolkit is a "living" electronic document; new versions will be updated electronically and shared on this page. Please subscribe below to receive updates on the Toolkit.