Multiple Chronic Conditions
Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC)
Persons with MCC, including physical conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, cancer, HIV) and mental and cognitive disorders (e.g., substance addiction, chronic anxiety, ongoing depression, dementia) account for almost one-third of the U.S. patient population and two-thirds of U.S. health-care spending. Understanding the complex contextual factors affecting a person's health; advocating for person-driven, goal-directed care; and encouraging self-management of MCC are some of the current challenges facing social work and other physical and behavioral health professions.
Teaching and Learning Resources from CSWE Members
CSWE is collecting sample curricula to educate social work students about working with individuals with MCC. If you would like to add your curricula/materials to this list, please e-mail email@example.com.
- Department of Health & Human Services Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions
- Multiple Chronic Conditions Dashboard - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offer an interactive dashboard view of state and county level Medicare use
- Bayliss, E. A., Bond, D. E., Boyd, C., Davis, M., Finke, B., Fox, M. H., et al. (May/June 2014). Understanding the context of health for persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Moving from what is the matter to what matters. Annals of Family Medicine, 12(3), 260–269.