Webinar with SOPHE on November 6th
The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes is hosting a webinar on Nov. 6 at 12PM EST in partnership with the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The webinar, "Promising Innovations to Address Diabetes in Vulnerable Populations: Local Solutions With National Implications," will feature work published in the November 2014 Health Promotion Practice (HPP) supplement on the Alliance. To register for the webinar, click here.
Chicago Team at the 142nd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Helping Communities Help Themselves: The Roles of Peer Health Leaders in a Farmer's Market to Provide Culturally Tailored Nutrition and Diabetes Education
November 15-19, 2014 in New Orleans, LA
Wind River Team at the Second World Congress on Integrated Care
Implementation of a Tribal Participatory Chronic Care Model (TP-CCM): Integrating primary and community-based care to coordinate diabetes management on Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming USA
November 23-26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia
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.