Center for Research on Chronic Illness
Current research by the Carolina School of Nursing, pilot projects, publications on specific diseases as well as in general on preventing and managing chronic illness in vulnerable people.
Advice on managing the health team, staying as healthy as possible, trying complementary therapies, maintaining a sense of humor, working at being optimistic.
Chronic Disease Management
British Columbia resources for physicians, patients and researchers. Includes success stories, self-management program, reports, research and Chronic Care Model.
Chronic Disease Prevention
Overview by National Center (USA) offers statistics, state programs, risk surveillance and risk factors per state.
Chronic Disease Surveillance in Canada
Background paper also proposes multi-partnered data base renewal (2003).
Chronic Ill Net
Multimedia information source dedicated to chronic illnesses including AIDS, cancer, Persian Gulf War Syndrome, autoimmune diseases and neurological diseases.
Chronic Illness Alliance Inc.
A representative body for Australian organizations. Promotes details of campaigns and activities, and offers news, articles and information.
Chronic Illness Coping
Lists articles including lessons from Christopher Reeve, treatment of whole person, psychological control, and coping techniques.
Chronic Illness Tips
A personal account of strategies for daily living.
Coping with Chronic Illness
Patient information publication of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (USA).
Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Combined World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization expert report on prevention of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, dental diseases and osteoporosis.
Expert Patients Programme for Long-term Patients
Self-management course for confidence, skills and knowledge to manage chronic health conditions. Provides newsletter, explanation of program, people's views.
Health Action Network
A volunteer non-profit organization helping to rehabilitate people with chronic mental or physical illness into the community. Includes details of training and resources.
Illness, Disability and Social Inclusion
Evaluates policies on education, social security, employment, anti-discrimination, and independence. From the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.
Improving Chronic Illness Care
Research and resources, including a model to promote interaction between patient and care givers. Essential elements are the community, self-management support, decision support and clinical information systems.
Learning to Live with a Chronic Condition
Patient advice on communication with the health team, deciding on a treatment plan, and minimizing costs. From the Lifepath Information Series.
Living with Chronic Illness and Pain
Explains how lifestyle changes can be effective in self-managing a condition. From Men's Health Peer Education.
Living with Long Term Illness
Tips and ideas on dealing with a chronic condition in daily life. Personal site.
Managing Long Term Conditions (Chronic Disease Management)
A National Primary and Care Trust Development Funds program aimed to produce personalized care plans involving all medical and associated disciplines. No longer updated, it still contains valuable information for health care professionals.
Managing your Chronic Illness
British Columbia's patient information with links to programs.
Patient Self-Management - Chronic Disease Care
Overview of research and publications showing evidence patient self-management interventions lead to improved health status, increased patient satisfaction and reductions in hospital and emergency room costs, listed by the Californian Health Care Foundati
Stanford Self-Management Programs
Center develops, evaluates, and disseminates community-based, peer-led, programs for people with all kinds of chronic diseases. Part of School of Medicine, Stanford University, California.
Yoga For Chronic Illness
Article explains how yoga helps to maintain and restore health by stretching and breathing.