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National CDSME Resource Center for Professionals

Housed at NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging, the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Resource Center raises awareness about the impact of chronic conditions on older adults and supports the implementation of evidence-based health promotion programs across the nation.

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