The Center for Managing Chronic Disease is dedicated to helping people control the effects of chronic illness by conducting research that develops new and better ways to support patients and their caregivers in disease management. We believe that when patient education, healthcare delivery and payment systems support self-care assistance, disease control improves, healthcare costs go down, and people living with chronic illness regain control of their lives. Given the growing burden on formal systems of healthcare, we believe it is important to be innovative in identifying scalable strategies for peer-support, assistance to family caregivers, and the use of technologies for patient monitoring and behavior change between face to face clinical encounters.
CMCD affiliate, Dr. Harvey Leo, has received the 2016 Jean Chabut Health Policy Champion award for 2016. This award is presented to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions toward the health and well-being of Michigan citizens in the policy arena.
CMCD Director, John Piette, has been named Visiting Professor for one of our center’s main university affiliates – the Universidad de Antioquia Facultad de Medicina, in Medellín Colombia.