BCBH Master Fellow Opportunity

Every day, millions of people with chronic diseases struggle to manage their symptoms. The suite of Stanford University developed Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs, known locally as Better Choices, Better Health SD (BCBH), have been proven to help adults better manage their chronic conditions, improve their quality of life, and lower health care costs. BCBH workshops, offered in communities across the state, can give people with chronic diseases the tools they need to better manage their symptoms and get back to living a life they love.

BCBH is seeking Requests for Proposal to partake in a exclusive Master Fellow opportunity. This 18-month opportunity if for an individual, a community, an organization, or a health-system to advance the BCBH program where they live, work, and play. Funding will be provided to attend the Self-Management Resource Center Master Trainer Training in Palo Alto, CA ($6,000) as an opportunity to learn from the best in the field. After successfully completing Master Trainer training, you will serve as a champion and astute ambassador for the BCBH program using the approach and deliverables identified in your application to support the integration of BCBH programing within your organization’s delivery system or in your community to elevate chronic disease self-management as a resource with those that you serve.

Your application MUST include a minimum of one of the priority tracts listed below. You may incorporate several ideas into your approach, including an option not listed here that aligns with one of the tracts included here:

  • Reaching those impacted by the opioid epidemic with the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) (Proposals/approaches including implementation of CPSMP workshops to impact / prevent / reduce opioid misuse and abuse will be given priority consideration)
  • Bringing Spanish-language self-management programs to SD
  • Innovative and promising practices in virtual delivery
  • Reaching SD Farmers & Ranchers
  • Offering BCBH as transition and/or re-entry service
  • Managed Care Populations/Health Home

***If applying as a community, community member or organization, or non-profit volunteer, you may apply for up to $4000.00 in additional funds to be used specifically for implementation of your approach.

Applications are due April 23, 2019.

There is a Technical Assistance call on April 4 at 10 am CDT (calendar invite attached). Submit questions by April 3rd tobetterchoices.betterhealth@sdstate.edu and place “Master Fellow TA Question” in the subject line.

To access the application materials CLICK HERE.