States of Change: Expanding the Health Care Workforce and Creating Community-Clinical Partnerships
As the focus of health reform shifts to the states, much of the work to change our health system to improve access to quality care and reduce costs will take place in the states. View the discussion between the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes and the National Governors Association with policy experts to examine current state policies and actions needed to address health care workforce issues and incentives that could improve patients’ access to needed services. View the webinar or download the PowerPoint slides.
Jeffrey Brenner Awarded “Genius Grant”
The Camden Citywide Diabetes Collaborative’s Jeffrey Brenner was one of twenty-four individuals named as fellows of the MacArthur Foundation. The grant honors Dr. Brenner’s work with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and will fund ongoing efforts to reduce healthcare costs. Read more here.
Chicago Alliance Leaders Recognized
Drs. Marshal Chin and Monica Peek, from the Alliance’s Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago, are recognized in this month’s issue of Diabetes Forecast as two of 2013’s People to Know. Congratulations Drs. Chin and Peek!
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.