Studying chronic disease prevention and management and disseminating interventions to help change policy and practice.
The center comprises the work of a large, diverse, multidisciplinary group of researchers and program specialists who study chronic disease prevention and management, and disseminate proven interventions to help change policy and practice.
The center is dedicated to helping people control the effects of chronic illness by conducting research that develops new and better ways to support patients and their caregivers in disease management. We believe that when patient education, healthcare delivery and payment systems support self-care assistance, disease control improves, healthcare costs go down, and people living with chronic illness regain control of their lives. Given the growing burden on formal systems of healthcare, we believe it is important to be innovative in identifying scalable strategies for peer-support, assistance to family caregivers, and the use of technologies for patient monitoring and behavior change between face to face clinical encounters.