Improving Chronic Illness Care (ICIC) is a national program dedicated to improving the quality of life among the 133-million Americans who suffer from diabetes, depression and other chronic conditions. For a decade, ICIC has worked with national partners, funded studies and provided technical assistance to help health systems--especially those that serve low-income populations-- amend their care through implementation of the Chronic Care Model. The Chronic Care Model identifies the essential elements of a health care system that encourage high-quality chronic disease care, including the community, the health system, self-management support, delivery system design, decision support and clinical information systems.
- $1,498,591.00 awarded to Group Health Cooperative - Transitional support for building the field of chronic illness care
- $299,969.00 awarded to Children's Health System, Inc. - Study of community-based care by parent mentors of children with asthma
- $340,000.00 awarded to Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation - Testing the validity and clinical utility of the recently developed Patient Activation Measure
- $292,782.00 awarded to University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine - Integrating health change action plans into primary care visits for patients with coronary heart disease risk factors
- $42,063.00 awarded to University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine - Assessing the Chronic Care Model in small primary care practices