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A Patient Model for Diabetes Management

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Resource Subtopic: Population Health , Health Equity , Diabetes.

Keywords: Agricultural Workers, Access to Care , Comorbidities , Chronic Diseases and Care, Education - Patient.

Year Developed: 2018

Resource Type: Archived Webinar .

Primary Audience: Enabling Staff
Secondary Audience: Outreach Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Farmworker Health (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate an example of a patient-centered model program, such as the Diabetes Education Program at Brownsville Community Health Center (BCHC) in South Texas. More than 90% of BCHC patients are Hispanic and Spanish speaking, with most having a limited education and many challenges related to economics and family dynamics. In this 60-minute webcast, the presenter will share information on the development of this program, how it integrates understanding of the specific needs of the population served, the use of motivational interviewing techniques, and the importance of building relationships to promote lifestyle changes. At the center of the program is acknowledging the value of life experiences and belief systems that adult learners bring to an educational session and leveraging these patient experiences to promote active self-management.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.