Technical and Logistical Support for the Adults with Chronic Health Care Needs Expert Panel

New Editions provides technical and logistical support to a national expert panel; a panel formed to assist the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Rehabilitation Medicine Department develop a holistic definition of adults with chronic health care needs that can be used in national surveys and clinical settings. New Editions is assisting the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Section of the NIH Rehabilitation Medicine Department in an important initiative to provide the field with a new focal point for measurement, surveillance and service - a non-categorical, holistic definition of adults who require ongoing medical, functional or mental health services or supports in order to maximize their well-being and participation.

The expert panel will help develop a formal, population-level definition of adults with chronic health care needs; define key subgroups; and develop screening questions for inclusion in national surveys and clinical settings. New Editions will enlist the expert panel of scientists; identify and manage relevant research articles; design and maintain an interactive website for the panel members; convene regularly scheduled teleconferences; and manage one in-person meeting per year.