Oasis is seeking community volunteers to train as peer leaders for an interactive chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP).
The Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP), developed by Stanford University, is a six-week program designed to offer additional support to chronic disease patients. The program offers disease-specific education on topics such as management of asthma symptoms, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes instruction and more.
Periodically, Master Trainers offer training to recruited peer leaders. All training supplies and materials will be provided. Once trained, the peer leaders will work in pairs to lead workshops at various sites in Onondaga County. Each workshop runs for six weeks (one day a week for 2 ½ hours a day).
Students, health professionals and members of the wider Syracuse community are all encouraged to apply. For more information or to sign up for the training to become a peer leader, contact Lisa Vigliotti Bane at or call (315) 464-4827.