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The Health Promotion Chapter was written by the Care Continuum Alliance.

The Care Continuum Alliance convenes all stakeholders providing services along the care continuum toward the goal of population health improvement. These care continuum services include strategies, such as health and wellness promotion, care management and care coordination. The Care Continuum Alliance (CCA) promotes the role of population health improvement in raising the quality of care, improving health outcomes and reducing preventable health care costs for individuals with chronic conditions and those at risk of developing chronic conditions. CCA activities in support of these efforts include advocacy, research and the promotion of best practices in care management.

The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 corporate and individual stakeholders—including wellness, disease and care management organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers and benefits managers, health information technology innovators, biotechnology innovators, employers, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, and researchers and academicians.


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A chronic condition is a disease that has one or more of the following characteristics: (1) Is permanent; (2) Is progressive if unmanaged; (3) Is caused by nonreversible pathological alteration; (4) Requires special training of the patient for rehabilitation, self-monitoring, and self-management; or (5) May require a long period of supervision, observation, or care.
A chronic condition is a disease that has one or more of the following characteristics: (1) Is permanent; (2) Is progressive if unmanaged; (3) Is caused by nonreversible pathological alteration; (4) Requires special training of the patient for rehabilitation, self-monitoring, and self-management; or (5) May require a long period of supervision, observation, or care.
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