Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care

Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease presents challenges both for maintaining optimal patient health and keeping health care costs in check. Partnerships between clinical practices, health departments, and community organizations can promote the delivery of high-quality health care and improve chronic disease management while controlling costs.

The featured Innovations describe a community-level partnership that used lay health advisers and a public-private initiative that leveraged community health teams to improve chronic disease care.

The featured QualityTools include a toolkit to help communities develop asthma management programs and a toolkit designed to support providers of self-management education programs focused on chronic conditions.

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