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  • HIVMA Comments on HIVMA Comments on HHS Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions

    In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HIVMA Chair, Mike Saag, MD, commented on the proposed Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions.

    "We commend the Inter‐Agency Work Group on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) on this effort to better coordinate HHS programs and policies aimed at improving the quality of care and health outcomes of individuals living with multiple chronic diseases. This effort has particular clinical and policy relevance for improving the delivery of care to HIV‐infected patients, given the high prevalence of and susceptibility to co‐morbid conditions among that population... With regard to the goals, strategies and objectives identified in the draft strategic framework, we offer the following specific comments:

    • Goal 1 ‐ 'Provide better tools and information to health care and social service workers who deliver care to individuals with MCC'
    • Goal 2 ‐ 'Maximize the use of proven self‐care management and other services by individuals with MCC'
    • Goal 3 ‐ 'Foster health care and public health system changes to improve the health of individuals with MCC'
    • Goal 4 ‐ 'Facilitate research to fill knowledge gaps about individuals with MCC' "

    Read the full comments [PDF]  PDF

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