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CMC Announces New Collaboration on Women’s Health, Respiratory-Focused Resources

JUNE 02, 2016

 CMC Announces New Collaboration on Women’s Health, Respiratory-Focused Resources

New effort launched as part of National Women’s Health Week and Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Washington, DC – Throughout May, the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) worked with its partner organizations on two areas where care coordination challenges continue to exist for America’s seniors: women’s health and respiratory conditions. During National Women’s Health Week (May 8-15), the CMC highlighted important lessons learned in promoting care coordination for women as patients and caregivers, and where better understanding of existing challenges is still needed. An additional focus of this new effort was addressing the challenges faced by seniors with asthma and allergies as they navigate multiple providers and develop comprehensive care plans to keep them as healthy as possible.  

Through its Medicare Advantage Care Coordination (MACC) Task Force, the CMC will continue its partnership with the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to create informational resources focused on the value of care coordination for two unique populations: Medicare-eligible women and the tens of millions of individuals with respiratory conditions.

As part of the collaboration, there are a number of resources to support beneficiaries and those in support of care coordination efforts, including:

Women’s Health:

Respiratory-Focused Resources:

 These materials are available on the MACC Task Force webpage. 

About the MACC Task ForceDespite the fact that two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries have two or more chronic conditions, care for many of these individuals remains fragmented. To address this important problem and the critical need for care coordination, AHIP’s Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC)is collaborating with leading aging, caregiver, patient, provider, and minority health organizations on a unique venture called the Medicare Advantage Care Coordination (MACC) Task Force. 

About the Society for Women’s Health Research: The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®), is a national non-profit based in Washington D.C. that is widely recognized as the thought-leader in promoting research on biological differences in disease and is dedicated to transforming women’s health through science, advocacy, and education. Founded in 1990 by a group of physicians, medical researchers and health advocates, SWHR aims to bring attention to the variety of diseases and conditions that disproportionately or predominately affect women.  

About the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: Founded in 1953 and celebrating over 60 years of service, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and research. AAFA provides practical information, community-based services, support and referrals through a national network of chapters and educational support groups. Through its Kids With Food Allergies division, AAFA offers the oldest, most exclusive online support community for families raising children with food allergies at community.kidswithfoodallergies.org. In addition, AAFA sponsors and advocates for research to advance basic science relevant to treatment and cure and champions translational research so that the science is applied more consistently and reliably. For more information, visit http://www.aafa.org.