HHS has published a notice announcing the availability of an interagency working group draft “Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCCs).” The draft plan addresses approaches to improving the health of individuals with concurrent multiple chronic conditions (e.g., arthritis, chronic respiratory conditions, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and mental health conditions) by providing options for HHS to strengthen coordination of its efforts internally and collaboration with stakeholders externally. The framework has four overarching goals: to provide better tools to caregivers; to maximize the use of proven self-care management and other services by individuals with MCCs; to foster health care and public health system changes to improve the health of individuals with MCC; and to facilitate research in this area. Each of these goals includes several key objectives and strategies to guide HHS’s efforts. HHS is accepting stakeholder comments on the draft framework until June 18, 2010.