January 2016 Edition

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Recognized/Accredited Diabetes Self-Management Training Programs in Mississippi
The Mississippi Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is a federally funded state-based program established for the purpose of reducing the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes...

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FOA: Accountable Health Community Model

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has announced a new $157 million funding opportunity, the Accountable Health Community Model, that acknowledges the social determinants framework for health and the need for partnerships...

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Together We Can Achieve Diabetes Health Equity

Sabrina Y. Jackson, MMsc, PA-C

Clinical Instructor


Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of Transformation. We at PDHE are excited to kick off 2016 which promises to be a year of information, training and collaboration. Our newsletters will provide diabetes health equity information, free training opportunities, trending news and topics, and chances for you to engage with us.


The Partnership for Diabetes Health Equity (PDHE) at Morehouse School of Medicine is a collaboration between the National Center for Primary Care and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation around diabetes best practice dissemination and scalability. Currently, large disparities exist in diabetes outcomes for certain populations when compared to others , thankfully healthcare reform has provided opportunities for more effective care models including using collaboration and data collection for quality improvement.  The journey to achieving diabetes health equity often requires significant attention to the challenges, however, we also value highlighting the success of diabetes health professionals.








The Value of Collaboration to Improve Diabetes Health Equity
Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH 

SinfoniaRX is a national provider of medication therapy management services. Dr. Leal works to establish integrated clinical pharmacy services in a variety of settings, including a hospital discharge program, integrated behavioral health clinics, accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes. She utilizes telehealth and other strategies to scale resources to communities, clinicians and patients.




How to Exercise When You're Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

Deborah Greenwood, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE

American Associates of Diabetes Educators 


"Maria, a participant in my research study, empowered through data."

  Maria Ibarra couldn't control her blood sugar. Now 40, the Sacramento, California, medical records specialist was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes five years ago and started on medication. But a year later her A1C – a measure of blood sugar levels over time ­­– was rising. And that wasn't OK. Ibarra came from a family with a strong history of diabetes (although they didn't talk much about it). She had seen what diabetes can do if unchecked.





DCAC Works to Save Lives and Save Limbs

Vickie Karnes, RN, CDE

Diabetes Community Action Coalition, Inc.


The Diabetes Community Action Coalition, Inc.  (DCAC) seeks to partner with health advocates, community and faith-based organizations, and the medical community to raise awareness about the dangers of diabetic peripheral neuropathy beginning on June 20th, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Day in Georgia.


It is important that Georgians with diabetes be aware of the dangers and warning signs of nerve damage to the feet, otherwise known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and to make healthy lifestyle choices to prevent the onset of this life-changing condition.  The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 60% of people living with diabetes suffer from some degree of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.



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