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The Clinical Management of Patients in Community-based settings [CMPC]

The Clinical Management of Patients in Community-based settings [CMPC] Study Section reviews applications addressing the clinical management of patients in community, primary care and home-based settings. Areas of emphasis include support for patient self-management of chronic conditions, improving quality of life for patients and caregivers of the chronically ill, survivorship care after treatment, and home care for patients with chronic or episodic illness. Applications may include disciplines such as nursing, medicine, social work, pharmacy, health psychology and rehabilitative therapies. Applications that use animal models, large population-based datasets, or aim to explain the underlying pathophysiology of disease are excluded.

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  • Studies of support for patient self-management and/or care for chronic disease including adherence to standard treatment plans and other self-care behaviors from a service perspective.
  • Studies of survivorship care focused on improving patient care and management after treatment for life-threatening illness or occurrence of multi-morbid illness.
  • Studies of maternal and infant care before and after delivery, including families needing support in the context of pediatric, obstetrical and gynecological care.
  • Studies examining provider-patient/caregiver communication and/or clinical decision-making in community, primary care or home-based settings. This may include care planning in early phases of chronic or life-threatening illness, such as development of advanced care plans or directives.
  • Studies of health outcomes for informal or family-based caregivers of persons managing chronic health conditions, but not in active treatment or certified hospice care. This may include studies to improve competencies of families to enable them to take care of themselves as caregivers.

Shared Interests and Overlaps

There are shared interests between Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences Study Section [NRCS] and CMPC. Applications focusing on interventions that will be delivered in an institution, specialty care setting, active treatment, or certified hospice care are reviewed in NRCS. This includes applications focusing on study interventions that begin in specialty care clinic or hospital/rehab/ long-term care facility/ nursing homes and are followed by or continued in the home environment, as well as studies of patients/caregivers in certified hospice care. Applications where the patients or their caregivers (study subjects) are engaged in self-management in the home or are cared for in primary/community care settings are reviewed in CMPC.

There are shared interests with Community Influences on Health Behavior Study Section [CIHB]. Applications focused on community-level factors relevant to disease prevention or health promotion are reviewed in CIHB.  Applications that are concerned with addressing the health-related outcomes of families or individuals coping with one or more pathological or comorbid conditions in community, primary care, or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC.

There are shared interests with Community-Level Health Promotion Study Section [CLHP] . Applications focused on community-level interventions to mitigate risk behavior and/or prevent onset of disease are reviewed in CLHP. Applications which focus on prevention of further disease progression and/or development of a comorbid condition in individuals managing one or more pathological or comorbid conditions in community, primary care or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC.


There are shared interests with Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Study Section [DIRH] . Applications focused on the dissemination of evidence-based practices, guidelines and interventions into health care delivery are reviewed in DIRH. Applications focused on the development, refinement or efficacy testing of patient-oriented interventions in community, primary care or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC.


There are shared interests with Health Disparities and Equity Promotion Study Section [HDEP].  Applications, including intervention studies, focused on mechanisms and processes underlying health disparities are reviewed in HDEP. Applications focused on health outcomes of members of diverse patient groups and/or their informal caregivers in community, primary care or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC.


There are shared interests with Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics Study Section [BCHI].  Applications focused on the development and testing of algorithms, platforms, and informatics methods are reviewed in BCHI.  Applications that utilize a previously developed informatics platform for the delivery of a patient-centered or caregiver intervention in community, primary care or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC.


Behavioral Medicine: Interventions and Outcomes Study Section [BMIO] and CMPC have a shared interest in management of acute and chronic illnesses, including studies on management of symptoms, such as pain, fatigue and depression. Applications focused on behavioral methods of mitigating complications, improving treatment compliance and reducing associated pain are reviewed in BMIO. Applications focused on provider-patient communication, and support for self-management behaviors and/or supportive care for chronic disease in community, primary care or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC.


There are shared interests with Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section [PRDP]. Applications focused on prevention or mitigating health risks are reviewed in PRDP. Applications focused on chronic and comorbid conditions that are managed in community, primary care or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC.

There are shared interests with Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology Study Sections [CHSA & CHSB]/ Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes Study Study Section [KNOD]/Infectious, Reproductive, Asthma and Pulmonary Conditions Study Section [IRAP] . Applications focused on epidemiology and population-level issues concerning oncology, cardiovascular disorders (CVD), and associated symptoms are reviewed in CHSA/CHSB.  Applications focused on patient and/or family level outcomes regarding cancer or heart-related disease survivorship or self- management are reviewed in CMPC. Applications focused on epidemiology, prevention and population-level processes of kidney, genitourinary and related diseases are reviewed in KNOD. Applications focused on patient and/or family level outcomes of management of kidney, genitourinary and related diseases in community, primary care or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC. Applications focused on epidemiology and population-level processes of infections, human reproduction, asthma and pulmonary conditions are reviewed in IRAP. Applications focused on patient and/or family level outcomes of infections, human reproduction, asthma and pulmonary conditions that are managed in community, primary care or home-based settings are reviewed in CMPC.