Prediabetes & Diabetes

Prediabetes

Project Description:

The CMA Foundation and NEPO are partnering with the American Medical Association to educate physicians and health care providers about resources to help identify and manage prediabetes in their patient populations. 

Project Overview:

To help prevent type 2 diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association have created a toolkit that health care teams can use as a guide to screen, test and act today by referring patients to in-person or online diabetes prevention programs. Tools will help your practice:

  • Engage your health care team
  • Engage patients
  • Incorporate Screening, Testing and Referral into your practice

You can download the complete Prevent Diabetes STAT Toolkit here!

 

Diabetes

Project Description:

Diabetes Care Coordination Team Care Model was a 2013 demonstration project that sought to lessen the burden of cardiovascular disease and improve outcomes for patients with type 2 diabetes. 

The project worked to:  

  • Develop the capacity of medical assistants to become key diabetes care team members utilizing the CMA Foundation’s newly published Diabetes Care Coordination - Team Based Care Guide;
  • Integrate the use of evidence-based medication protocols into practice;
  • Use available data to manage patient populations and improve how care is planned and tracked and coordinated; and,
  • Link patients to key resources such as Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs), Chronic Disease Self- Management education, case management services, dietitians and other available community resources for long term self-management support.

 

 Project Overview:

 Diabetes Care Coordination - Team Care      Model

The goals of the project were to:

  • Improve the quality of care provided to diverse patient populations with diabetes
  • Encourage early identification and management of diabetes and prediabetes
  • Effectively prevent and manage cardiovascular complications
  • Strengthen the capacity of patients to manage their diabetes and prevent cardiovascular complications
  • Improve the capacity of medical assistants to serve as effective diabetes care team members
  • Link patients to key self-management resources such as community resources, CDEs and/or case management services

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