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Overview Care for Chronic Condition

With our qualification programme Care for Chronic Condition (CfCC), Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH supports and funds training stays abroad. These opportunities are open to health care professionals and managers working in the field of chronic conditions and multimorbidity, the idea being that the skills and knowledge they acquire overseas can then be incorporated into health care in Germany.

Please note: The programme CfCC will end on 30 April 2021. Please contact the CfCC project team with any questions you may have. See here for contact information.

Motivation & context

An increasingly challenging task for health professionals and managers is the care of people with chronic or multiple health conditions. Catering to these needs requires constant knowledge building. The Care for Chronic Condition (CfCC) qualification programme supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH enables health care professionals and managers to benefit from training stays abroad. Participants have the opportunity to get to know educational and practical facilities that are already successfully using innovative concepts in the care of chronically ill and multimorbid patients. In an initial funding phase from 2014 to 2017, the CfCC programme was executed by Witten/Herdecke University in Germany.

Objective & target group

CCfC aims to help health professionals qualify for the complex requirements of caring for people with chronic or multiple health conditions using successful approaches from overseas. Participants should gain an insight into innovative, evidence-based and patient-oriented care concepts that are already being successfully used by educational and practical facilities abroad. The aim of the programme is to strengthen and optimise multi-professional, cross-sectoral, low-threshold and integrated care for patients in Germany with chronic and multiple health conditions. The programme is open to professionals and managers from all health care occupations concerned with chronic conditions and multimorbidity. See "Application" to find out more.

Support & knowledge transfer

CfCC subsidises fees for participating in selected work shadowing opportunities, seminars and conferences as well as travel and accommodation costs. The programme supports work shadowing stays of up to eight weeks at educational and practical facilities abroad, advanced training seminars and attendance at conferences. Applicants can apply for funding for a training opportunity they have found themselves or for one of our existing offers. A supporting programme of transfer workshops and networking meetings helps participants transfer their patient-oriented and multi-professional experience and findings once they are back in Germany.
See "Offers" and "Knowledge transfer" for more details.

Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

The Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company. In its charitable work, it addresses social issues at an early stage and develops exemplary solutions. For this purpose, it plans and implements its own projects. Additionally, it supports third-party initiatives that have similar goals.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is active in the areas of health, science, education, active citizenship, as well as international understanding and cooperation.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is committed to upholding the values and example of its founder Robert Bosch and continuing his philanthropic work.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is owner of the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart and the associated research institutes, the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, the Robert Bosch Tumor Center, and the Institute for the History of Medicine. The Foundation holds an approximately 92 percent stake in Robert Bosch GmbH and finances its operations from the dividends it receives from this holding. Since it was established in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has invested around 1.8 billion euros in charitable work.


The Care for Chronic Condition (CfCC) programme is implemented by the Irmgard-Bosch-Bildungszentrum (IBBZ, Irmgard Bosch Learning Center), the educational facility of the Robert Bosch Hospital (Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus GmbH).
The IBBZ offers study courses as well as basic and advanced training for employees of the Robert Bosch Hospital as well as external participants. Applicants have a wide range of learning opportunities to choose from, and students benefit from future-oriented and practical offerings to help them meet the growing demands of everyday working life.
The CfCC programme contributes to the ongoing development of health professionals and managers involved in the care of people with chronic or multiple health conditions.

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