Improving Chronic Illness Care is dedicated to the idea that United States health care can do better. Over 145 million people – almost half of all Americans – suffer from asthma, depression and other chronic conditions. Over eight percent of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with diabetes. We believe that people can lead better, healthier lives. Providers who care for chronically ill patients can be better supported with evidence-based guidelines, specialty expertise, and information systems. Overall health care costs can be lowered through better care delivery. All of this is possible by transforming what is currently a reactive health care system into one that keeps its patients as healthy as possible through planning, proven strategies and management.