Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Package - 3rd Edition

Strengthen your care for chronic conditions on one of the greatest public health issues

Designed to help family physicians provide the best care to their chronically ill patients, the AAFP’s Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Package is an evidence-based learning solution built to help you hone your clinical skills on a wide-range of family medicine-specific content related to chronic disease care—in a variety of formats.

This dynamic, 24-session video self-study tool was recorded from the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live course. Use this self-study tool to learn best practices to prepare effective treatment plans for condition management and formulate strategies to counsel patients on behavior modification—on a schedule that works best for you. View full topic list »

Earn CME

This self-study package is approved for up to 25 AAFP Prescribed credits. CME credit approved through February 14, 2022.
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You Get:

  • 24 video presentations, 30-60 minutes each
  • CME reporting and evaluation option after each presentations
  • Interactive interface with QuestionPause™ during presentations
  • Full-color, 320-plus page syllabus
  • Online post-test*
  • USB flash drive with video and audio files plus syllabus (online premium package only)
  • Audio CDs of presentations (online premium package only)
  • Customized learning option with multiple ways to work through the material:


  • Continuous Play - audio and video with speaker slides
  • QuestionPause Play - simulate the live course environment, answering questions as you go

Audio (online premium package only)

  • Standard CD Play - listen from your home, office, or car 
  • MP3 Audio - rip to your MP3 player and learn on the go

*Post-test MUST be completed to claim CME credit.

Estimated time to complete package: 25 hours.

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Choose the package that's right for you:

Online Package

This package includes: 

  • online access to content
  • downloadable PDF syllabus

PC, Mac, smartphone, and tablet compatible. 

AAFP Member:$695
New Physician:$645
Student or Resident:$475
Allied Health:$695

Note: Access to online content ends on February 14, 2022.

Online Premium Package

This package includes:

  • online access to content
  • downloadable PDF syllabus


  • full-color printed syllabus
  • USB flash drive with content files
  • audio CDs of presentations

PC, Mac, smartphone, and tablet compatible.


AAFP Member:$795
New Physician:$745
Allied Health:$795

Note: Access to online content ends on February 14, 2022.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity, you should be able to:

  • Prepare effective plans to diagnose, treat and manage chronic diseases.
  • Formulate strategies to educate and counsel patients on behavior modification of factors such as nutrition, physical activity, smoking and alcohol use.
  • Utilize strategies to help patients overcome barriers to change in relation to chronic diseases,including cultural competency, literacy skills and access to services or care.
  • Implement tools to manage chronic care in practice and help patients control chronic illnesses, which may include practice transformation and/or quality improvement activities.


  • Alzheimer’s Dementia
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Chronic Back Pain Management
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Opioid Therapy – Update
  • Depression Screening and Management
  • Diabetes Update
  • Herbal Therapies and Nutritional Supplements
  • High Risk Medication Use in the Elderly and Deprescribing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension Update
  • Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
  • Joint Injections
  • Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Physician Wellness and Resilience: Management of the Difficult Patient
  • Preventive Care for the LGBTQ Population
  • Preventive Care: Immunizations
  • Recurrent Stroke Prevention

Packages' Components

System Requirements

CME Credit Statement

This Enduring Material activity, Chronic Conditions 3rd Edition, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 2/18/19. Term of approval is for 3 years from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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