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Strategic Priority Area

Chronic diseases are defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as, “Those diseases that are prolonged, do not resolve spontaneously and for which a complete recovery is rarely achieved.” A report published by the Virginia Department of Health (2006) estimated that there are 2.2 million Virginians living with a chronic disease.  Each year chronic disease care costs the state about $24.6 billion. 

Funding preference will be given to coordinated, cost effective and patient-centered solutions that support the early detection, intervention, and management of the following chronic diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Lower respiratory diseases

Grantees providing these services are also encouraged to work to assume individuals have been screened for eligibility with Medicaid.

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