The Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS) was established through a National Institutes of Health grant in 2014. Its goal is to develop, test, and disseminate innovative self-management solutions to improve the health outcomes of people with chronic conditions.
To provide an environment that will strengthen and expand collaborative intervention research in nursing and related disciplines to improve the chronic disease self-management capacities of individuals, families, and communities.
- To provide an infrastructure dedicated to transdisciplinary collaborative research among investigators in nursing and other disciplines in order to improve self-management science.
- To create synergy that will facilitate the development of nurse scientists who execute high-impact projects in self-management science by providing them with research training and resources as well as expert mentoring in a wide range of approaches such as biobehavior, evolving technology (e.g., engineering, computer science), business principles, and marketing methods.
- To support transdisciplinary collaborations that will facilitate the development, testing, and evaluation of cost-effective self-management interventions for improving patient-centered care and health outcomes including health-related quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.