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Existing Repositories and Websites of Related Multiple Chronic Conditions Education and Training Materials

This table presents eleven select websites, repositories, and resource centers that address or provide materials and resources on multiple chronic conditions (MCC), geriatrics, and interprofessional education. Three TedMed videos, for use by healthcare professionals and patients alike, are also featured.


Name Description

Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center Site exit disclaimer

Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center

The Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center is a one-stop (regularly updated) repository of educational, clinical and policy-related resources for schools of nursing, physician’s assistant programs, and medical schools. The Center offers members exclusive access to evidence-based practices in chronic disease management, weekly updates on clinical practice resources, and policy updates. Resources range from videos and PowerPoint presentations to webinars and live events. Patient self-management is a major focus of the Center.

Patient Centered Primary Care Training Programs Inventory Site exit disclaimer

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)

The Patient Centered Primary Care Training Programs Inventory is a searchable online database of nearly 100 training programs from accredited academic and training institutions throughout the United States. Programs that support health professionals and clinicians in their efforts to deliver primary care that is patient-centered and collaborative across disciplines are featured. The Inventory is searchable by education level, educational elements, organization type, state, competencies, profession and whether or not the program has been evaluated.

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Site exit disclaimer

University of Minnesota

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is the only center in the United States providing leadership, scholarship, evidence, coordination and national visibility to advance interprofessional education and practice as a viable and efficient health care delivery model. Designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to act as such, the Center welcomes health care practitioners and researchers to join the community and contribute to research and evaluation efforts. Events and opportunities to request a speaker are also available on the Centers’ site.

Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOE) and Web-GEM Modules Site exit disclaimer

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, on behalf of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP)

The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOe), funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, is a free repository of expert-contributed geriatrics educational materials for educators and learners in various e-learning formats. Resources include lectures, exercises, virtual patients, case-based discussions, and simulations. Web-GEMs, a series of peer-reviewed, interactive case modules for third year medical students, are also featured. Special tools such as pre-made quiz questions, videos and more can be accessed here.

GeroNet Site exit disclaimer

The University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)

GeroNet is the University of California-Los Angeles’ extensive repository for educational, research and clinical resources on aging and the health care of older persons. GeroNet is accessible to the public, patients and their advocates, students, researchers and health care providers. GeroNet provides aged-related resources around medicine and social work, as well as community health programs such as UCLA’s Healthcare 50+ for older adults and research centers such as the Anna and Harry Borun Center for Gerontological Research. GeroNet is sponsored by the UCLA Academic Geriatric Resource Center and the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Gero-Ed Center (National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education) Site exit disclaimer

The John A. Hartford Foundation  Geriatric Social Work Initiative

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Gero-Ed Center, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation  Geriatric Social Work Initiative, promotes
gerontological competencies in baccalaureate and master’s level social work programs nationwide to prepare students to enhance the health and well-being of older adults and their families. The Gero-Ed Center offers a plethora of resources for faculty, practitioners, and students including teaching tools (e.g. sample curricula, case studies, videos, relevant research and competencies), and webinars. A unique feature is the Centers’ free virtual consulting service to support gero-enrichment efforts.

Advanced Practice Research Nurse (APRN) Faculty Resource Center Site exit disclaimer

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing (HIGN)

The Advanced Practice Research Nurse (APRN) Faculty Resource Center, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, offers resources to prepare Primary and Acute Care Adult Nurse Practitioner (ACANP) faculty and Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) faculty to care for older adults. The APRN Resource Center provides free teaching webinars, web-based interactive case studies, a slide library addressing four evidence-based topics, evidence-based reviews of these topics, worksheets of curriculum blueprints, sample curricula, an expert consultant list and additional teaching resources.

Geriatric-Focused Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses from the Deep South CME Network Site exit disclaimer

The Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF), Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH) and the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Deep South CME Network

The Deep South CME Networks’ Geriatric-Focused Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses website (regularly updated) provides a comprehensive set of geriatric-specific clinical practitioner modules for which CME credits may be obtained. Instructions for CME certification are outlined within each module. Topics include, but are not limited to, addressing complex serious illness in older adults, evaluating medication use in older adults, shared decision making in geriatric care, and care transitions.

Self-Management Support Resource Library

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Self-Management Support Resource Library provides access to articles, toolkits and online trainings for clinicians around self-management support and caring for individuals with multiple chronic conditions.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Resource Center-Multiple Chronic Conditions Resources Site exit disclaimer

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

The Multiple Chronic Conditions Resources page of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Resource Center is a one-stop shop for psychiatric nurses working with patients living with multiple chronic conditions. This repository provides links to the APNA eLearning center, where modules awarding Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits may be accessed. Additional resources around treatment improvement protocols published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and links to resources for other psych nursing topics are provided.

TedMed Videos around Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC)


1)“Managing Chronic Diseases BetterSite exit disclaimer 
In this talk, experts discuss how to better approach and help patients prevent, manage and treat their chronic conditions and achieve better health outcomes. A focus on multiple chronic conditions in geriatric care and current barriers to care coordination are addressed. Self-management, healthy lifestyles and private-public partnership are highlighted.

2) “You Say You Want a Revolution?Site exit disclaimer
This talk underscores the importance of learning about the social determinants of health, especially as they apply to chronic disease. This talk serves as a call to action to increase education around the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions.

3) “Does Anyone in Healthcare Want to be Understood?Site exit disclaimer
Ms. Okun discusses what it is like to be a patient in the health care system and how her organization, PatientsLikeMe, is working to develop the worlds’ first patient lexicon.

Share Approach Curriculum Tools

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The SHARE Approach tools are a collection of references, guides, posters and other resources that support implementation of AHRQ’s SHARE approach to shared decision making in clinical practice settings. SHARE is a five step process for shared decision making and stands for seek your patient’s participation, help your patient explore and compare treatment, assess your patient’s values and preferences, reach a decision with your patient, and evaluate your patient’s decisions. These tools are used in conjunction with the SHARE Approach website.

Interprofessional Training in Primary Care Podcast Series Site exit disclaimer

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education developed a five-part podcast series, which explores advanced primary care practices in exemplary interprofessional education teaching programs. Each Thursday from March 26-April 23, 2015, a new podcast in the series is released. Each podcast follows a Q&A format and shares each program’s experiences, opportunities and challenges in building and maintaining an interprofessional program. Previous podcasts discuss the need to invest in team dynamics, the role of social workers, pharmacy integration, relationship building, cultural and community issues, and more.

Improving Primary Care Team Guide Site exit disclaimer

Improving Primary Care

The primary care team guide presents practical advice, case studies, and tools from 31 practices (The Primary Care Team: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (LEAP)). Each module begins with a brief assessment, and includes a short overview of the recommended changes to improve primary care, followed by specific action steps and helpful resources you can download, view or access online anytime. This guide includes protocols, job descriptions, video testimonials and case studies to help succeed with team-based care.


Content created by Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Content last reviewed on July 1, 2015