Chronic Disease Collaborative
The Chronic Disease Collaborative is a partnership between MPCA and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that grew out of the HRSA Health Disparities Collaboratives. The goal is to eliminate health disparities and ensure access to quality primary care for racial/ethnic minorities and for the underinsured and uninsured populations.
The Chronic Disease Collaborative continues to focuses on capturing lessons learned and sharing best practices from the participating health centers. Rapid cycle improvement techniques are used to improve chronic illness care, maintain optimal health outcomes and reduce secondary complications from Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, Asthma and other conditions. The Chronic Disease Collaborative uses nationally recognized clinical measures, descriptions, and definitions from the National Quality Forum, Healthy People 2020, and the Uniform Data System. It uses the NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Model as the framework for the care teams.