Conference Produces a Handbook for Addressing Difficult Public Health Issues

State officials' summit on chronic illness and disease management

In April 2003, the Council of State Governments sponsored a conference and published a guide for state officials about chronic illness and disease management—an integrated approach to health care delivery that seeks to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs.

Key Results:

  • The conference, held on April 11–13, 2003 in Washington, drew 85 people, including 47 state officials from 32 states and three territories, and representatives of health care organizations and agencies.
  • The guide, titled State Official's Guide to Chronic Illness, summarizes the discussion from the conference and provides additional information.

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