Center for Excellence for Self-Management Advancement through Research & Translation

SMART Center
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Welcome to the SMART Center

See our white paper: The Evidence Base for Self-Management.

The SMART Center is a National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health funded Center of Excellence to build the Science of Self-Management: A Systems Approach (P30 NR010676).

Principal Investigator: Shirley Moore, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Research

The SMART Center addresses Self-Management at four levels of system:

  • Individual

  • Family

  • Organization

  • Community

Aims of the SMART Center:

  • Expand knowledge related to self-management through interdisciplinary investigations of self-management

  • Serve as a national leader in research and dissemination of research findings to the scientific community

  • Diffuse knowledge into clinical practice and policy to enhance the use of self-management strategies to improve the health, function and quality of life of individuals

SMART Center Cores:

The above cores provide resources for researchers in the self-management field and coordinate their efforts to advance the science of self-management. In addtition, four pilot studies are currently being funded by the SMART Center.

What Is Self-Management?

Self-management incorporates concepts of self-care, adherence, compliance, health behavior change, patient education, and collaborative care. The science of self-management has grown as behavioral science has progressed. There is a greater emphasis on chronic illness care along with the realization that traditional ways of engaging patients has not been effective. More...