Community-based partnerships for improving chronic disease management

Prim Care. 2012 Jun;39(2):433-47. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2012.03.011.


With the growing burden of chronic disease, the medical and public health communities are re-examining their roles and opportunities for more effective prevention and clinical interventions. The potential to significantly improve chronic disease prevention and have an impact on morbidity and mortality from chronic conditions is enhanced by adopting strategies that incorporate a social ecology perspective, realigning the patient-physician relationship, integrating population health perspectives into the Chronic Care Model, and effectively engaging communities using established principles of community engagement.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Community Networks / organization & administration*
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / prevention & control
  • Disease Management*
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Nutritional Status