The COVID-19 pandemic forced many health care workers and public health professionals who develop and implement interventions to reconsider options for self-management of care for people living with non-communicable diseases. With people unable or unwilling to visit health facilities on a regular or as-needed basis, self-management of care became a critical and crucial component of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar focused on self-management of care among people living with NCDs. Perspectives were shared from a frontline health worker and from ProjectHOPE, an organization with deep experience in implementing NCD public health programs for over two decades. Specifically, ProjectHOPE shared results from a multi-country diabetes self-management intervention. The presenters discussed perspectives on self-management of care, strategies for better patient engagement, results, and lessons learned for long-term change in the delivery of self-management of care programming during COVID and beyond.
Webinar Lead: Barbara L. Smith MPH, CDPM, Senior Program Officer, Project HOPE and Katelyn Bryant-Comstock, MPH, Knowledge Management Advisor, IntraHealth International
Webinar Moderator: Arti Patel Varanasi, PhD. MPH, CPH, President & CEO, Advancing Synergy and Chair, CORE Group NCD Interest Group
Frontline Health Worker Perspective: IntraHealth International – Mme Yacine Ndiaye, Nurse, Dakar Senegal
5 Steps to Self-Care: A Multi-Country Implementation: ProjectHOPE – Barbara Smith, Senior Program Officer