Chronic disease management

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The figures might surprise you, but consider this: chronic diseases are credited for seven out of ten deaths in the United States each year.

Such statistics are why at the University of Minnesota, alleviating and preventing the impact of chronic illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and cancer is a priority. The future health of our country depends on solutions to these complex conditions.

In order to reduce healthcare costs, improve health outcomes and prevent avoidable chronic disease, research, education and well-versed health professionals are needed to disseminate and discover the latest understanding of prevention and treatment.

From medication management services keeping chronic disease medications effective to research on easing arthritis pain and helping patients who have experienced a stroke recover from depression, the University of Minnesota’s six health schools are actively involved in preventing and managing chronic disease.

Our researchers and educators work every day to ensure our discoveries make a difference, our students enter the workforce prepared to take part in disease management and our patients receive the best available care.

Education and training opportunities

The School of Nursing offers gerontological nurse practitioner and gerontological clinical nurse specialist tracks at the master's level.

The School of Public Health's Center on Aging offers a graduate-level gerontology minor and a Certificate in Aging Studies.

Minnesota Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence offers programs that enhance geriatric nursing education.

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