Chronic Disease Management

Health and Nutrition Services

We believe that access to proper nutrition, that is balanced and culturally appropriate, is a basic human right. We strive to alleviate barriers to accessing health care services and recognize the important role health plays physically, mentally, and financially.

What we do:


Director of Health and Nutrition Services
Judith Mutamba

Food Programs Coordinator
Lori Stoll

Food Programs Support Specialist
Diane Elam

Warehouse Coordinator
Mark Smith-Vandergriff

Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) is an evidence-based program originally developed at Stanford University.  The program consists of a small workgroup of people who meet for six weeks, once a week for two hours. The group can either meet in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid format. The sessions are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences, and supporting each other.  All programs are led by a team of trained leaders.  

During the six-week workshop, participants will learn tools to: 

  • Improve health and mobility 
  • Manage chronic diseases (i.e., diabetes, COPD, depression, high blood pressure…etc.) 
  • Reduce stress and cope with pain 
  • Create action plans to improve overall health 
  • Develop better communication with family, friends, and your healthcare team 
  • Increase healthier food choices 
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Program partners:

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri

1015 Edmonds Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-7719

Family Immigration Services
1130 E. Elm
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 632-0017

916 Bernadette Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: (573) 442-7568

421 West 3rd Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (573) 658-0642

Diocese of Jefferson City
Chancery Offices
2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-9127