As articulated by the Institute of Medicine and reinforced by the recent health reform law, the United States is fostering a deliberate shift toward a more population-based approach to promoting health. Juxtaposed with this shift is the increasing number of persons in the United States with multiple chronic conditions. Thus, the opportunity has never been better and the demand has never been greater to identify and promote a key element of population-based health: supporting individuals and their family caregivers in the self-management of chronic health conditions.
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