Community Health Workers and Reducing Disparities in Diabetes: Lessons Learned From the Front Lines of Care
Community health workers (CHWs) who are part of the Diabetes Equity Project (DEP) in Dallas are helping to improve the health of underserved people living with diabetes. CHWs, also known as promotores or patient navigators, serve as a bridge between patients and providers, helping patients understand how to follow through with their treatment plans at home. Baylor Health Care System, where the DEP program is located, has seen improved health outcomes and reduced costs as a result of integrating CHWs on the front lines of care.
American Diabetes Association Presentations in June
The American Diabetes Association's 73rd Scientific Sessions are being held in Chicago from June 21 - 25. Two Alliance programs (Chicago and Camden) will be participating in addition to the National Program Office and the Alliance's program evaluator, RTI International. For additional information and to view the abstracts, please click here.
Policy Considerations Report Now Available
A new 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 a recent national summit.