Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Framework for Education and Training

Implementation Tool
June 2015

To help improve care for people with multiple chronic conditions, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed the Multiple Chronic Conditions Education and Training Framework to inform curricula for health care professionals.

  • The framework identifies six domains of care for people with multiple chronic conditions and other complex health problems:
    • Embrace person- and family-centered approaches to care
    • Support self-management
    • Acquire and use knowledge for practice in complex care
    • Foster interprofessional collaboration and team-based care
    • Provide care across settings through coordinated care delivery
    • Participate in systems-based practice
  • Domains are associated with specific competencies, which can be incorporated into curricula for teaching and training the health care professions workforce.
  • Audiences for the framework include faculty across the educational continuum, professional organizations, accreditation and certification organizations, and individuals from the health care workforce.
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