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Resources by Topic: Diabetes

Integrating Culture and History to Promote Health and Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities: Traditional Foods Have Become a Way to Talk About Health
Reports on the implementation of the Traditional Foods Project (TFP), a community-based intervention to promote access to and integration of traditional foods, physical activities, and social support in culturally and geographically diverse American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Author(s): Lemyra DeBruyn, Lynne Fullerton, Dawn Satterfield, Melinda Frank
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Health Disparities in Rural America: Current Challenges and Future Solutions
Describes health risks experienced by rural people and the problems they face in accessing healthcare in shortage areas, and offers possible solutions. Includes a map showing Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas by county, and a list of states allowing full practice authority for nurse practitioners as of 2019.
Author(s): Theresa Capriotti, Tiffany Pearson, Lillian Dufour
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Clinical Advisor
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Tanner Health System: Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Describes "Get Healthy, Eat Well," an initiative by Tanner Health System to promote healthy behaviors in its rural Georgia and Alabama communities. Provides an overview of the framework that guided the network of community partners, school and community interventions, and results of the program. Includes lessons learned and next steps.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: Avera St. Mary's Completing the Circle Project
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by Avera St. Mary's located in Pierre, South Dakota. Used a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, providing services to patients with type 2 diabetes, one-third of whom were American Indian. The program's care team connected patients to resources and coordinated the patient's primary care providers, medications, specialists, other health care services, and a variety of social services. Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: Chautauqua County Health Hospital Network
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by the Chautauqua County Health Network in New York. Offers well-coordinated preventive health services and links to community-based services to patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who need regular support but are not medically frail. Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: South East Rural Physicians Alliance
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by the South East Rural Physicians Alliance-Independent Physician Association located in Nebraska. Program focuses on clinic-based care coordination for high-risk patients with diagnosed diabetes or congestive heart failure. Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: Worcester County Health Department
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by the Worcester County Health Department located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Describes the program's care team of a registered nurse, masters-level social worker, and community health worker (CHW), working in collaboration with primary care providers. Serves patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a home visit and services tailored to the patient's unique needs. Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: Williamson Health and Wellness Center
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by the Williamson Health and Wellness Center based in Williamson, West Virginia. Describes the program's use of care teams of community health workers, a registered nurse, and a nurse practitioner providing care coordination to patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018, with additional private funding from a network of local philanthropies.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Diabetes Prevention Program Sites Compared With Diabetes Prevalence and Ratio of Primary Care Physicians in Texas
Discusses partnerships between the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and state organizations to provide type 2 diabetes prevention education by increasing access to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs). Offers state maps that identify the county locations of DPPs in comparison to diagnosed diabetes prevalence and the ratio of primary care physicians per 100,000 residents.
Author(s): Emily Peterson Johnson, Melissa Dunn, Maria Cooper, Nimisha Bhakta
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services: Evidence Summary
Summarizes research on achieving health equity in preventive services including screening, counseling, medication, and management for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in adult patients by identifying the effects of impediments and barriers that create disparities, and the effectiveness of strategies and interventions to reduce them. Study reports barriers that resulted in or explained a disparity in preventive service, and the effectiveness of the clinician-patient relationship, health information technology and health system intervention. Studies included African Americans, Hispanics, Korean and Chinese Americans, and rural and low-income patients.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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