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Meadows Regional Medical Center

  • Project Title: Meadows Diabetes Education Program
  • Grant Period: 05/01/2012-04/30/2015
  • Program Representative Interviewed: Susan McLendon
  • Location: Vidalia, GA
  • Program Overview: The Meadows Diabetes Education Program offers the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) credentialed Diabetes Self-Management Education classes, as well as the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program to community members in rural Georgia. The program is designed to help patients learn effective diabetes self-management practices. Sessions are free and open to all interested community members. The program also uses telehealth to promote care coordination between local clinics and specialists. Overall, the program has demonstrated a reduction in emergency department use and a decrease of inpatient hospitalizations.

Read more about Meadows Diabetes Education Program in RHIhub’s Rural Health Models and Innovations.

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