Improving self-management support for individuals with chronic conditions (or at-risk of developing chronic conditions) is a key component of Ontario's Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Strategy.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) funds 14 regional self-management programs across Ontario which oversee the coordinated delivery of self-management workshops and supports for both health care providers and people living with chronic conditions.
In 2010, the provincial government developed the Ontario Diabetes Strategy (ODS) aimed at preventing diabetes and improving diabetes services in Ontario. A key component of this strategy included improving self-management support for Ontarians with diabetes or at-risk of developing diabetes. This occurred through targeted education and skills training for both individuals and health care providers. Additionally, the MOHLTC funded Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) as the regional lead to support and build capacity for chronic disease self-management in Southeastern Ontario.