Participating teams utilized the 3-Element Model for 12 months. Successful implementation yielded diverse outcomes, such as: (1) a positive impact on A1c scores for a significant majority of their patients; (2) development of effective partnerships to promote diabetes health equity; and/or (3) significant improvements in data sharing. All teams showed improvement in their ability to identify diverse community voices and concerns. Community input informed shared aims and goals designed to sustain improvements among target populations and reduce health inequalities
Lessons Learned (Process and Implementation)
- Identify effective quality improvement methodologies, specifically for underserved populations and maintain fidelity by training collaborative participates immediately after recruitment.
- Attempt to select applicants with similar geography/environment, organizational structure or targeting similar populations. Homogeneity will increase knowledge sharing among collaborative members.
- Determine scale to access applicant’s existing capacity. Selected collaborative member should already have some partnerships, so that the program can be utilized to strengthen relationships or identify missing sectors.