Self-care and self-management play an increasing role, both within and outside clinical settings, in preventing and managing chronic disease. Such strategies have the potential to improve quality of life, decrease the cost of care, and be tailored to the needs and cultures of diverse populations, including the low income African American and Latino communities which are our Center’s main focus. These strategies may be particularly essential for baby boomers, who will not be bystanders in the formulation of their care plans, and who can benefit greatly from some of the new technologies discussed in this application.
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