Afterward: Based on this information, RWJF staff proposed Improving Chronic Illness Care, a national program, which its Board of Trustees approved in April 1998. The program has three components:
- A clinical improvement and evaluation component to implement the model.
- Targeted research grants.
- A dissemination and technical assistance component.
The national program office is housed at the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, with Edward H. Wagner, MD, MPH, as national program director.