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HHS strategy targets chronic conditions
Modern Healthcare

HHS has released a strategy to address the challenge of multiple chronic conditions, which the agency says affect more than a quarter of all Americans. The report—Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Strategic Framework (PDF)—includes the following four goals: to foster healthcare and public-health system changes to improve the health of those with multiple chronic conditions; to maximize the use of proven self-care management and other services by those with multiple chronic conditions; to provide better tools and information to healthcare, public health and social service workers who deliver care to this patient population; and to facilitate research to “fill knowledge gaps” about the interventions and systems to benefit these patients.