Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes

Outcomes Webinars

Promising Innovations to Address Diabetes in Vulnerable Populations: Local Solutions With National Implications
November 6, 2014
Strategies to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities in diabetes are most effective when approached at multiple levels and informed by the “on-the-ground” experience of patients and providers. In order to create and sustain the most promising efforts, initiatives must take into account policy, systems, and environmental factors. The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes’ five health care delivery sites implemented a multi-level approach to improve disease management in low-income, medically underserved communities and uncovered several necessary components to a successful initiative that leads to improved health outcomes. Learn about these components which include collaboration, patient empowerment, care coordination, increased care access, policy change and overcoming challenges in the communities where patients live and manage their disease. This webinar featured work published in the November 2014 Health Promotion Practice (HPP) supplement on the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes, published by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Information on related podcasts and webinars are available here. [Download the presentation slides]

The Power of Communication: Engaging Patients as Partners in Managing Care Decisions
September 19, 2014
While there are many paths to better health, something as simple as a conversation can lead to improved patient outcomes. The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes health care delivery sites have piloted new ways to improve patient outcomes using shared-decision making, culturally-relevant interventions, and other techniques to better communicate with patients and empower them to be an active participant in their care. Learn more about these techniques and how they can lead to measurable improvements in health outcomes and enhanced efficiency in healthcare delivery. [Download the presentation slides]