Resource Material for Multiple Chronic Conditions

APNA Continuing Education in the APNA eLearning Center

Browse sessions on multiple chronic conditions using the keyword search feature in the APNA eLearning Center.

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

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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.



PCSS-O Training

Management of Chronic Pain: A Core Curriculum for Primary Care Providers
A course designed to provide clinicians with a solid base when treating chronic pain. This curriculum was created in an effort to consolidate information available to clinicians into a course that provides clinicians with the information, resources, and knowledge they need to treat their patients who suffer from chronic pain.




Comparison of Physical Health Conditions among Adolescents Aged 12 to 17 with and without Major Depressive Episode
A report from SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality that explores the association between a major depressive episode and chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and obesity.


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