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Resources by Topic: Diabetes

Case Study: Health Coaches Partner with Community Members to Achieve Health and Wellness Goals
Details key steps and lessons learned to implementing a Health Coach program at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, Nebraska. Describes the program serving Wahoo and its surrounding communities. Provides education and advocacy for patients' overall health that produced positive results in four areas: mental health, breast health, diabetes, and obesity.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bryan Health, Edge Wellness, Family Service Lincoln, Saunders County Prevention Coalition, Saunders Medical Center, Three Rivers Public Health Department, Wahoo Parks and Recreation
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Chronic Disease in Rural America Topic Guide
Provides resources and information on the impact of chronic disease in rural areas, as well as prevention and treatment strategies. Highlights specific chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, arthritis, and HIV/AIDS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System
Provides access to national, state, and county-level data and trends for diabetes and diabetes-related concerns. Select "indicators" to view additional data options, including burden of diabetes, preventive care, health status and disability, risk factors, and diabetes-related end-stage renal disease. Also includes data on social determinants of health that have the potential to impact diabetes health disparities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Case Study: Hospital and Fitness Center Join Forces for a Healthy Community
Highlights a partnership between Columbus Community Hospital, located in Columbus, Nebraska, and the YMCA that resulted in a number of additional or improved health and wellness services in the community, including a new fitness center. Shares the key steps, project successes, lessons learned, and more.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bryan Health, Columbus Community Hospital, YMCA
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CDC Rural Health
Provides an overview of rural health concerns, access to CDC-produced reports highlighting rural health issues, and examples of resources and successful approaches to improve health in rural communities. Topics addressed include antibiotic use, arthritis, cancer, child health, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), leading causes of death, diabetes, drug overdose, health behaviors, motor vehicle safety, suicide, seat belt use, vaccination, and zoonotic diseases in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Diabetes Prevention Program Toolkit
Provides instructions for designing and implementing a diabetes prevention program in Native communities. Shares best practices and lessons learned from 38 test programs that were conducted under the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Diabetes Prevention (DP) grant program. Provides guidance in the areas of developing support, activity planning, recruiting and coaching of participants, staffing, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Healthy Heart Toolkit
Shares a variety of resources designed to help Native communities implement a cardiovascular disease risk reduction program. Based on the strategies used by the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Healthy Heart (HH) grantees, the toolkit can be adapted to best suit community needs and provides guidance in the areas of partnership development, participant recruitment, staffing, messaging, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Rural Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop and implement diabetes prevention and management programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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U.S. Health Map
Interactive map that provides county-level data by gender on life expectancy, mortality rates, and risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical activity, cancer, alcohol use, and smoking.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Food Environment Atlas
Web-based mapping tool providing access to county-level data on multiple factors affecting access to healthy, affordable food. Includes information on grocery store availability, food assistance, and food insecurity. Covers data on physical activity, diabetes, obesity, and socioeconomic characteristics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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