For over 125 years, Johns Hopkins Medicine has led the way in both biomedical discovery and health care, establishing the standard by which others follow and build upon. This is one of many faculty-developed programs, protocols and services provided by Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care. Our faculty experts developed this program for maximum impact, based on years of research and clinical success.
The goal of DECIDE (Decision-making Education for Choices In Diabetes Everyday) is to help people—ranging in age from 18 to 90 years old—learn how to change their behavior so they can better manage their diabetes.
The DECIDE program teaches problem-solving as a key skill for behavior change and for incorporating self-management activities into their everyday lives.
Curriculum engages participants in the step-by-step process of self-management, planning and activation
Problem-based training helps participants apply diabetes self-management in their everyday lives
Tools and resources support behavioral change
Training of health care providers to coach and support their patients
Lower A1C levels
Lower blood pressure
Improved knowledge of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Increased ability to problem-solve health-related problems
DECIDE was developed through years of research and clinical application by Felicia Hill-Briggs, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., a clinical psychologist, behavioral scientist, and professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a nationally recognized expert in diabetes self-management and diabetes population health improvement. Her research has earned scientific awards as well as honors for improving community health and wellness.