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.
Expanding the Health Care Workforce
The Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog reviewed the recent Alliance webinar discussing current state policies and actions needed to address health workforce issues, as well as incentives that may improve patients’ access to the services they need. You can view the full webinar or download the PowerPoint slides.
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.
In Memoriam: Noreen M. Clark
Noreen M. Clark, Ph.D., the director of the National Program Office (NPO) for the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes and the Myron E. Wegman Distinguished University Professor of Public Health, director of the U-M Center for Managing Chronic Disease, and former dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, died in November after a brief illness. The leadership of the NPO is now under Drs. Cathleen Connell and John Piette. For additional information about Dr. Clark, please visit the University of Michigan School of Public Health website.