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Living well with chronic illness : a call for public health action / Committee on Living Well with Chronic Disease: Public Health Action to Reduce Disability and Improve Functioning and Quality of Life, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  RA644.6 .L588 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Chronic diseases -- United States -- Prevention
Medical policy -- United States
Public health surveillance -- United States
Health status indicators -- United States
Physical Description xvii, 332 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Summary "In the United States, chronic diseases currently account for 70 percent of all deaths, and close to 48 million Americans report a disability related to a chronic condition. Today, about one in four Americans have multiple diseases and the prevalence and burden of chronic disease in the elderly and racial/ethnic minorities are notably disproportionate. Chronic disease has now emerged as a major public health problem and it threatens not only population health, but our social and economic welfare. Living well with chronic disease identifies the population-based public health actions that can help reduce disability and improve functioning and quality of life among individuals who are at risk of developing a chronic disease and those with one or more diseases. The book recommends that all major federally funded programmatic and research initiatives in health include an evaluation on health-related quality of life and functional status. Also, the book recommends increasing support for implementation research on how to disseminate effective longterm lifestyle interventions in community-based settings that improve living well with chronic disease. Living well with chronic disease uses three frameworks and considers diseases such as heart disease and stroke, diabetes, depression, and respiratory problems. The book's recommendations will inform policy makers concerned with health reform in public- and private-sectors and also managers of community-based and public-health intervention programs, private and public research funders, and patients living with one or more chronic conditions"--Publisher's description
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents Living well with chronic illness -- Chronic illnesses and the people who live with them -- Policy -- Community-based intervention -- Surveillance and assessment -- Interface of the public health system, the health care system and the non-healthcare sector -- The call for action
Note Also available in Open Book format via the National Academies Press home page
Alternate Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Living Well with Chronic Disease: Public Health Action to Reduce Disability and Improve Functioning and Quality of Life

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