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Team as Treatment - Driving Improvement in Diabetes (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will share evidence-based models that will provide a framework for health centers to optimize the team in primary care. More Details...

Diabetes Prevention and Management for LGBTQ People (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: In this publication, we discuss diabetes risk factors unique to LGBTQ people, and make recommendations for screening and management of diabetes in LGBTQ populations. More Details...

Working with the HRSA Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The HRSA Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative is an agency-wide effort to improve diabetes outcomes and lower health care costs. MCN is working in support of the Improvement Initiative by assisting you to access resources and develop performance improvement skills that will enable you to address diabetes care in your mobile and agricultural worker populations. Diabetes care is a complex mix that includes medication, as well as education, self-care behaviors and continuity of care. Adding the factors of mobility, immigration status and culture takes the challenge to another level. More Details...

Comprendiendo y Abordando la Diabetes en tu Comunidad: Una Guía Rápida para los Promotores(as) de Salud (2019). Resource Type: other. Description: Comprendiendo y Abordando la Diabetes en tu Comunidad: Una Guía Rápida para los Promotores(as) de Salud es un recurso para los Promotores(as) que proporciona información sobre la diabetes y herramientas para que los Promotores(as) puedan utilizar para guiar a los pacientes con diabetes hacia un futuro más saludable. La guía también incluye pautas de cómo manejar la diabetes y tambien un registro de A1C para que los pacientes puedan registrar su progreso hacia sus metas de A1C. More Details...

Oral Health and Diabetes for Patients Experiencing Homelessness: Fact Sheet (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NNOHA and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council partnered to develop this fact sheet on oral health and diabetes for patients experiencing homelessness. This purpose is to highlight linkages between periodontal disease, diabetes, and homelessness, as well as address, frequently asked questions related to understanding and caring for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. More Details...

Nutrition and Diabetes Guide: How Medical Nutrition Therapy Can Improve Diabetes Management (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: For people experiencing homelessness, diabetes management remains challenging. This new guide explores the role of Medical Nutrition Therapy and Registered Dietitians in managing diabetes with people without homes and overcoming challenges related to nutrition. Learn more about how other providers are implementing this intervention and how you can bring this back to your own health center in this new resource. More Details...

Emergency Preparedness Conference Recordings (2019). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: These presentations were given at a one-day conference hosted by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MassLEAGUE). The conference focused on the realities of primary care and proper infection control for stopping the spread – and fear – of emerging infectious diseases. Topics include epidemiology and disease surveillance, lessons learned from the recent global threat of Ebola, and an interactive session on personal protective equipment. More Details...

Diabetes Resource Hub (2019). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Learning Collaborative and was created to assist monolingual front office staff to greet and communicate with patients as they come into the waiting area and register. Some words and phrases are meant to engage patients in simple conversation, and others elicit primarily “yes” or “no” responses. To use the tool, the staff member needs to locate in the first column the greeting or common phrase that is needed, then look for the Spanish translation in the second column and, if needed, use the pronunciation guide provided in the last column. The tool also has several blank rows at the end for staff members to add other phases or questions that they may need. More Details...

Leveraging National Diabetes Prevention Programming for Your Health Center (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Miriam Bell from the Centers for Disease Control, Jen Lee from the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Nena Tolenoa from Kosrae Community Health Center, Alicia Rivera and Donna Winston from the Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley, and Gina Trignani from Health Promotion Council discuss how to leverage national diabetes prevention programming for your health center. More Details...

Leveraging National Diabetes Prevention Programming For Your Health Center (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: AAPCHO, in partnership with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium hosted this webinar about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and discusses ways in which community health centers (CHCs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) can take advantage of local, state, regional, and national resources to improve diabetes screening and prevention practices to special and underserved populations throughout the Continental U.S., Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands. More Details...

Addressing Diabetes in the Homeless Population: The Audacity to Be Bold (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This presentation discusses how a community health center, which includes Health Care for the Homeless funding, tracked and improved the health outcomes of their diabetic patients. The use of process improvement tools, team-based care, and additional clinical care activities were targeted to improve the A1C. This improvement journey was highlighted in the health center’s recent HRSA operational site visit. More Details...

Key Resources for Managing Diabetes in Primary Care (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Given the prevalence of diabetes among health center patients, the impact that poor control has on quality of life, health outcomes, mortality, and costs, and the salutary effects better management yields, the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA BPHC) has launched a diabetes quality improvement strategy to support advancement of diabetes prevention and management. This strategy is designed to improve diabetes prevention efforts through increases in the percentage of adults and children who receive weight screenings and counseling. With respect to diabetes treatment and management, HRSA BPHC’s strategy aims to reduce the proportion of patients with poor diabetes control as measured by hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) greater than 9% and increase the proportion of health centers that meet the Healthy People 2020 goal for uncontrolled diabetes for each racial/ethnic group. The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes grounds this improvement strategy in sound clinical evidence More Details...

This bilingual tool for Community Health Workers can be printed into a pamphlet that participants can use to track their A1C and other biometric data. (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community Health Workers & Hypertension and Heart Health Interventions: A Resource for Program Managers and Administrators is a resource for Community Health Worker program managers and administrators. It explains how Community Health Worker-led intervention programs can positively impact patients who have hypertension. About 75 million American adults (1 in every 3) have high blood pressure. Although high blood pressure can be easily detected and can be controlled with lifestyle changes and medication, almost a third of individuals with hypertension don’t know they have it, and only about half have it under control. Due to their close understanding of and trust from the communities they serve, CHWs can be particularly strong champions for patients with hypertension and/or at risk of heart disease. More Details...

Know Your A1C Tool / Conozca Su A1C (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: One of the most commonly reported positive health outcomes in Community Health Worker-led diabetes interventions is the improvement/stabilization of A1C levels reported in patients. The hemoglobin A1C test is a marker widely used to diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes and to monitor diabetes control in patients. More Details...

The Role of Structural Competency in the Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes in a Vulnerable Agricultural Worker Population (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Over the last 30 years, considerable attention has been paid in the clinical setting to cultural competency- the ability to mitigate against the effects of the sociocultural differences between clinicians and patients and to take into account how culture affects the symptoms presented or the patients’ attitude about health care. More recently, scholars and clinicians have encouraged those in practice or health professions training to focus not only on the behaviors and beliefs of cultural groups but more importantly to consider the structural determinants, prejudices, injustices and blind spots, the “pathologies of social systems” that affect health outcomes and the stigma experienced by patients. The session will introduce participants to the broad framework of structural competency and the five core structural competencies. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of structural issues on the treatment and management of diabetes for vulnerable populations. More Details...

The Impact of the Workplace on Primary Care Management of the Diabetic Patient (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Management of diabetes can be affected by many factors including the type of job of the diabetic patient. More importantly, poor diabetes management can compromise a workers’ ability to perform their job duties. The standard of care to regulate blood glucose such as standardized medication, activity, and food regimens may not be possible for many workers, particularly those in low-wage jobs. There may be no place to store medication or food, breaks may be limited or not regularly be offered and following a food regimen while working may not be feasible. This webinar reviews how work can impact diabetes management and offers strategies and tools to assist diabetic patients in managing their disease at work. Results from a recent study with primary care providers will be shared to highlight new recommendations for clinical decision support. More Details...

Impact of the Workplace on Primary Care Management of the Diabetic Patient (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Management of diabetes can be affected by many factors including the type of job of the diabetic patient. More importantly, poor diabetes management can compromise a workers’ ability to perform their job duties. The standard of care to regulate blood glucose such as standardized medication, activity, and food regimens may not be possible for many workers, particularly those in low-wage jobs. There may be no place to store medication or food, breaks may be limited or not regularly be offered and following a food regimen while working may not be feasible. This webinar reviews how work can impact diabetes management and offers strategies and tools to assist diabetic patients in managing their disease at work. Results from a recent study with primary care providers will be shared to highlight new recommendations for clinical decision support. More Details...

Diabetes Clinical Management and Periodontal Care for Diabetic Patients Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session will focuses on providing up-to-date standards of the American Diabetes Association guidelines for screening diabetic patients with periodontal disease, clinical recommendations for treatment and management of patients diagnosed with diabetes, the role of oral health and dental conditions for effective screening, and health center experiences in supporting patients in diabetes management. Successful strategies for how health centers have adapted their treatment and management of diabetes for individuals experiencing homelessness are also shared. More Details...

Integrating Clinical and Non-Clinical Strategies for Diabetes Management with Vulnerable Populations - Part 1 (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar focuses on identifying physiological, social, and economic determinants of health (SDOH) critical for addressing diabetes for Asian Americans, agricultural workers, and individuals experiencing homelessness populations. It is important to understand these SDOH because it informs the ways health centers provide proper care for these vulnerable populations. The introductory webinar allows health center clinical and non-clinical staff to facilitate discussions and hear from a clinical focused expert on interventions and strategies for diabetic patients with HbA1c greater than 9. The discussions from this webinar informs future learning sessions in this collaborative. More Details...

Calories, Cavities, and Kids: The Role of Dental Professionals in Addressing Childhood Obesity (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description:  The webinar addresses the role of dental professionals in addressing childhood obesity More Details...

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