Multiple Chronic Conditions Resources

APNA Continuing Education in the APNA eLearning Center:

Session Contact Hrs  
Co-morbidities of Diabetes and Hypertension in Adult Patients with Bipolar Illness and Schizophrenia: Medical Considerations. Using Motivational Interviewing to Help these Patients   1.5 More Info
Nightmares and Suicide: What is the Link?   0.75 More Info
Managing Treatment Failures In Depression, Bi-Polar Disorders and Personality Disorders:  When Medication is Not Enough;  Suicide Assessment and Prevention: A Clinical Practice Guideline   0.75 More Info
Designer Drugs and Adolescent Use: What all Psychiatric Nurses Need to Know; Understanding Self Injurious Behaviors in the Adolescent Population   0.75 More Info
The Chronic Care Model and Persons with Severe Mental Illness: An Integrated Approach to Care   0.75 More Info
Prazosin for the Treatment of Combat-Related Nightmares in Military Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 0.75 More Info
Sleep Disorders and Comorbid Medical & Mental Health Conditions * 1.75 More Info
Co-morbidity of Homelessness, Mental Illness, Substance Use, Chronic Medical Illness, and Pharmacotherapy Challenges * 1.00 More Info

*The content of this CNE activity pertains to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accredidation.

Department of Health and Human Services Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions

Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions
An innovative, private-public sector collaboration released in December of 2010 that details strategies to guide the department in coordinating its efforts internally and collaborating with stakeholders externally. The framework puts emphasis on self-care management, integrated treatment, use of evidence-based guidelines, care coordination, interprofessional collaboration and research opportunities.

October 2011 Update:
HHS is pleased to issue an updated 2011 compilation of HHS programs, activities, and initiatives in support of the Framework’s goals and objectives – the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inventory of Programs, Activities, and Initiatives Focused on Improving the Health of Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions.
The inventory provides basic information about 111 existing (as of September 2011) HHS programs for researchers, providers, and organizations concerned about improving the care of individuals with MCC.  The inventory is intended to assist HHS by creating linkages and synergies between existing programs in the Department, as well as by delineating the gaps that exist in supporting the implementation of the Framework’s goals and objectives.  It also is intended to help further catalyze collaboration between stakeholders in the private and public sectors directed at improving the health status and quality of life of individuals with MCC.

APNA's Involvement:  APNA actively participated in this initiative and submitted comments on the draft framework, helping to ensure that those with behavioral health disorders are not forgotten.  Fortunately and likely due to the efforts of APNA and other participating behavioral health consumer workgroups to keep the needs of our clients/consumers front and center, the framework does not neglect those with behavioral health disorders.



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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.