Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Program Overview 

Funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health in 2007-2008, HAAP implemented the evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management program (developed by Stanford University Patient Education Department), also know as Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) in Michigan. The implementation is one of the few in the nation that used this evidence-based program to benefit Asian Americans.


HAAP was able to have four bilingual Master Trainers and certified 35 PATH leaders (from Asian Indians, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino groups). HAAP collaborated with major Asian communities through Philippine American Community Center of Michigan (PACCM) in Southfield, Korean American Cultural Center of Michigan (KACCM), Association of Chinese Americans (ACA) in Madison Heights, and the Asian Center in Grad Rapids and conducted workshops in Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

  • Total number of Asian Americans enrolled: 114
  • Gender distribution: 87 females, 37 males
  • Age range: 34-85 yrs
  • Workshops completed: 10
  • Groups: 2 Chinese, 3 Asian Indian, 2 Filipino, 1 Korean, 1 mixed ethnic