The mission of the Better Self Management of Diabetes program is to demonstrate that collaborative, multi-component, self -management diabetes programs can be delivered in a variety of health care and community settings.

Introduction to BSMOD

The Missouri Foundation for Health designed the Better Self Management of Diabetes (BSMOD) project to support the implementation and expansion of the self-management component of the Chronic Care Model as applied to diabetes.

The BSMOD grantees were funded to develop and implement comprehensive diabetes self-management programs and integrate these into their organization’s services. These programs serve people with type 2 diabetes, particularly those from high-risk populations. Each program aims to improve self-management behaviors among their patients and to develop the necessary systems to support maintenance of patient self-management. Core elements of BSMOD programs include:

  • Educational and skills training programs for patients
  • Training programs for providers and care teams
  • Collaboration with community partners
  • Follow-up care and communication

BSMOD Staff:
Missouri Foundation for Health BSMOD Staff:

Robyn Grier
Senior Program Officer

Terry Plain
Program Officer, Team Leader

Web Brown
Program Officer
Frank Rybak
Grants Manager
Jenny Minelli
Program Assistant

External Evaluation Team Staff:

Carol Brownson, MSPH
Mary O’Toole, PhD
Seth Emont, PhD, MS
Stephanie Tower, BA