MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation

Chronic conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and depression, are responsible for 59 percent of deaths globally. More than half of all U.S. adults live with at least one chronic illness. Caring for people with chronic diseases consumes more than 85 percent of the country’s health care dollars.

To address this national crisis, the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation ( is committed to building bridges between the worlds of research and health care delivery to improve care in ambulatory (outpatient) settings. The Center’s evidence-based innovations are changing the delivery of clinical care, while our real-world clinical experiences shape our research.

Over two decades, the MacColl Center has become the nation’s premier resource for comprehensive expertise at improving chronic illness care in ambulatory care settings. The MacColl Center drives health system change in four ways:┬áConceptual work and model building; hypothesis-driven research and implementation science; technical assistance; education, training, and dissemination.

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