Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes

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Improved Outcomes and Cost Savings with Mobile Health

Health Affairs has published a paper from the Alliance member site in Chicago describing their work using mobile phones to support diabetes self-management. The researchers found that using automated text messages led to improved clinical outcomes and reduced costs.

 

Policy Considerations Report Available

An Alliance report poses a series of policy considerations for reducing disparities in diabetes in the new era of Health Reform. These considerations derive from the on-the-ground experiences of the five Alliance sites, along with deliberations among academic, government, consumer and provider experts convened at an invited national summit.

 

 

A new Alliance report, Policy Considerations That Make the Link: Connecting Community Experience and National Policy to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes, poses a series of policy considerations for reducing disparities in diabetes in the new era of Health Reform. These considerations derive from the on-the-ground experiences of the five Alliance sites, along with deliberations among academic, government, consumer and provider experts convened at a recent national summit.

The considerations pose a series of questions surrounding the identified need to realign financial incentives affecting health systems, providers and patients as a mechanism for reducing disparities in diabetes.
  • Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago

    Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago aims to reduce diabetes disparities in Chicago's South Side while taking into account the region's marketplace, socioeconomic challenges, and history of racial mistrust. The intervention incorporates culturally tailored patient activation, cultural competency training for clinicians, clinic redesign with patient advocates, nurse care management, and enhanced community partnerships and resources. The intervention will also increase the number of persons with diabetes from underserved populations who access comprehensive care.

  • Camden Citywide Diabetes Collaborative

    The Camden Citywide Diabetes Collaborative seeks to fundamentally change how providers, office staff and community agencies in Camden care for city residents with diabetes by building an accessible, high-quality, coordinated and data-driven health care delivery system with a strong primary care base. The specific goals of the program are to improve the capacity of community-based, primary care practices to provide comprehensive, proactive care to their patients with diabetes; improve diabetes self-management for the residents of Camden; increase the capacity of medical day programs to care for their patients with diabetes; and improve coordination of care for people living with diabetes across the city of Camden.

  • The Diabetes Equity Project

    As a not-for-profit health care provider in north Texas, Baylor Health Care System has made a system-wide commitment to improving equity in health care access, health care delivery and health outcomes. The Diabetes Equity Project extends the BHCS commitment to health equity by working to improve both access to and quality of care delivered to low-income, minority, uninsured and underserved people with diabetes who reside in Dallas County, Texas.

  • Wind River Reservation

    This program aims to create and support a comprehensive, community health system partnership to improve outcomes for American Indian people with diabetes and to reduce the substantial health disparities experienced by American Indians. The program encompasses individuals, providers and the overall health system to assist individuals in making lifestyle changes, increase the effectiveness of communications between health care providers and patients, and extend and increase resources through improved coordination and collaboration among diabetes services at the Tribal, federal and state levels.

  • Diabetes for Life

    Common Table Health Alliance (formerly Healthy Memphis Common Table) is a regional health improvement collaborative of community organizations, coalitions and individuals dedicated to improving the health of people in the greater Memphis area. The goals are to address issues related to health care disparities through its Diabetes for Life (DFL) initiative by implementing a proven, evidence-based chronic disease self-management program that can be offered to people with diabetes as part of a comprehensive approach to diabetes management and care.

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