Welcome to the Self-Management Alliance

The SMA Website is a working forum dedicated to making self-management an integral part of health and a priority health care outcome. It supports cross-sector dialogue, innovation, and a library of tools and resources to help with this work. Join us.

  • Featured Resource

    What Older Adults Think About Medical Home Services

    The John A. Hartford Foundation conducted a poll to examine older adults’ experiences and opinions of team care and the PCMH.

    View the findings here.

  • Featured Article

    Paying for Self-Management

    The Prevention Institute describes 4 strategies to capture funds in healthcare and redirect them to population health initiatives.

    Read more here

  • Are Aging Parents in La-La Land About Their Health?

    Gaining NCQA Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home

    This white paper describes the ways Health Leads helps clinical partner organizations achieve PCMH recognition.

    Download here

  • Featured Resource

    2014 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

    New NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards launched March 24th.

    Click here for the standards.

  • Featured General

    Working with PCMHs

    3-part webinar series about working with Patient-centered Medical Homes from the Arthritis Council and COAW

    View it here

Linking Aging Network and Medical Home Providers

Effective management of chronic conditions requires more than health care—it takes people and caregivers who consistently perform small actions, such as taking medications on time, checking blood pressure or glucose, eating well, and being physically active. Often, older adults and their caregivers need services from the aging network. However, self-management education and support in health systems and the community are highly fragmented, and neither sector has a practical process for integrating services at the patient/consumer level.

Read more about SMA's proposal to create a practical, patient and family centered process for primary care providers and aging network providers to integrate supports.


  • Featured Resource

    Dr. Richard Birkel, SMA Director, was featured in SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions's March eSolutions newsletter. Birkel discusses how self-management should be at the heart of an integrated care system. 

  • A Sustainable Financial Model for Community Health Systems

    IOM Discussion Paper: How a Community Health System would create and manage a portfolio of interventions, capture savings, and reinvest savings into future activities.


  • The Moderate Risk Individual

    DPS Health and Humana recently released an issue brief on how to identify and manage moderate risk individuals. The brief addresses how to identify the moderate risk cohort and what factors influence their healthcare utilization.