Chronic Conditions

Multiple IHR projects focus on improving care for individuals with one or more chronic medical conditions at Kaiser Permanente Colorado and in the broader community. Areas of single condition focus include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dementia. Many individuals have more than one chronic condition (multimorbidity), and may benefit from specialized care processes to ensure patient-centered care and outcomes, manage multiple medications, address social or psychological needs and minimize their personal care burden.

Members of:

  • U.S. Deprescribing Research Network
  • Advancing Geriatrics Infrastructure & Network Growth (AGING) Initiative

Recent Publications

Chronic Conditions Researchers

  • Elizabeth A. Bayliss, MD, MSPH
    Senior Clinician Investigator

Featured Projects

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    Improving hypertension care of American Indians and Alaska Natives through interactive voice response technology

    Investigators: John F. Steiner, MD, MPH
    The goal of this project is to improve care for patients with hypertension at the First Nations Community HealthSource, an Urban Indian Health Organization in Albuquerque New Mexico. A hypertension registry will be developed, and information from that registry will be used to support a randomized, controlled trial of interactive voice-response outreach to patients with hypertension, with the goal of improving blood pressure control through reducing missed clinic appointments and improving medication adherence.
    Funder: American Heart Association
    Study End Date: 6/30/2019
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    Using Values Affirmation to Reduce the Effects of Perceived Discrimination on Hypertension Disparities

    Investigators: John F. Steiner, MD, MPH
    This project will (1) compare the effects of the values-affirmation exercise with a control exercise on antihypertensive medication adherence in African American patients across three clinical settings; (2) compare the effects of the values-affirmation exercise in African American patients with its effects in white patients with similar socioeconomic and clinical characteristics; and (3) assess the suitability of the intervention for widespread dissemination using the RE-AIM (reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance) framework.
    Funder: National Institutes of Health
    Study End Date: 5/31/2020