The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, recently released HHS Education and Training Resources on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) for the healthcare workforce this resource will provide health care professionals with clinical education on the care needs for patients who are living with and dying from multiple chronic conditions.

The MCC Education and Training Framework identifies six domains of care with associated competencies used to guide the implementation of evidence based care in the management of patients with MCCs.

The specific domains used to establish these training materials include:

  • Embrace person-and family-centered approaches to care;
  • Promote self-management support;
  • Acquire and gain clinical knowledge for best practices in the complex care needed for patients with MCCs;
  • Foster inter-professional collaboration and team-based care
  • Provide care across settings through coordinated and comprehensive care delivery;
  • Participate in systems based practice

The domains and related competencies can be incorporated into new and existing undergraduate and graduate health care curricula for all disciplines. These materials can be used by health professional curriculum developers, educators, trainers, students, and practitioners.

Three areas of content include:

  • Multiple Chronic Conditions Education and Training Repository, this is a web-based database of education and training resources that specifically address the care needs of patients living with MCC’s
  • Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Framework for Education and Training– this conceptual model outlines the core domains and competencies essential in managing the myriad of needs in patients with MCC’s
  • Education and Training Curriculum on Multiple Chronic Conditions provides a web-based collection of modules that can be access by education faculty and trainers across the education continuum to equip members of the healthcare workforce with the appropriate tools and evidence needed to meet the needs of patients with MCCs across all care settings