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The Boston Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) Coalition is a community-based group of health and human service agencies and individuals committed to expanding access to evidence-based programs, promoting healthy aging, within the region.


These programs all occur in community settings and are designed to empower adults living with one or more chronic conditions to take a more active role in their health care.

The Coalition serves as a conduit for the sharing of information, education and resources. Additionally, the coalition provides partnership and capacity building and networking opportunities. The Boston CDSM Coalition is led by Ethos, the Aging Services Access Point for Southwest Boston.

Coalition members include representatives from Boston Senior Home Care, Central Boston Elder Services, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Boston Public Health Commission, the City of Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the Healthy Living Center of Excellence, to name a few.

Active coalition members receive the benefit of real-time information about upcoming programming, leader trainings, grant funding opportunities and national trends. Also, Boston Coalition members are able to contribute in the Statewide coalition.