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Center for Advancing Chronic Care Outcomes through Research and Innovation

As one of South Carolina’s SmartState Centers, the Center for Advancing Chronic Care Outcomes through Research and Innovation (ACORN) focuses on innovative, multidisciplinary research to improve health and quality of life among people with chronic conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 in 10 adults in the US have a chronic condition and 4 in 10 have two or more chronic diseases. Chronic conditions result in significant morbidity, are the leading cause of death in the US, and account for 90% of the nation’s $3.3 trillion in annual health care expenses. 

Mission: To advance chronic care science through research, development, and real-world application.

Vision: Optimizing quality of life for those affected by chronic conditions.

 


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