The Northern California Chronic Care Network for Dementia

David W. Coon, Marilyn P. Williams, Richard J. Moore, Elizabeth S. Edgerly, Catherine M. Steinbach, Susan P. Roth, Cheryl L. Phillips, Hanh Nguyen, Glenna A. Dowling, Erika A. Dunning, Lawrence Z. Feigenbaum

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The Northern California Chronic Care Network for Dementia brings together Northern California's major providers of managed care, community-based care, consumer education, and advocacy in new partnerships to improve the care of persons with dementia enrolled in managed care plans and their family caregivers. These partnerships are part of a national initiative entitled the Chronic Care Network for Alzheimer's Disease (CCN/AD) sponsored by the National Chronic Care Consortium and the Alzheimer's Association. This initiative selected eight promising provider-consumer partnerships across the country to implement and evaluate a new model of coordinated care for people with dementia and their families. This paper describes the Northern California network's partnerships and its intervention and challenges. The intervention is grounded in the key components of the CCN/AD model: "identification of patients with possible dementia, diagnostic assessment, care management and family caregiver information and support." These components, in turn, are translated into protocols and pathways designed to create timely, comprehensive, appropriate, and effective systems of care services that address the unique needs of dementia patients and their caregivers over the course of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-156
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic care network
  • Dementia care management
  • Managed care-Alzheimer's association partnerships
  • Systems of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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