Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
The HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded rural communities to implement diabetes education and management programs as part of the 330A Outreach Authority program. This program focuses on expanding access to healthcare services in rural areas.
Examples of current 330A Outreach Authority grantees and other promising programs that developed a diabetes education and management program in a rural community are provided below. Diabetes education and management program model information is available in Module 2.
St. Mary's Hospitals and Clinics
Project Title: Medical Home Plus Project
Synopsis: A coordinated care model using nurse managers to connect patients with chronic diseases to medical and social services
St. Luke's Miners
Hospital Diabetes Outreach Program
Project Title: My Health, My Community - St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Partnership
Synopsis: This program is working to provide diabetes awareness education and management in the primary care setting as well as obesity and diabetes prevention outreach within the community.
Montgomery County Kentucky Health
Project Title: Western Appalachian Kentucky Healthcare Access Consortium
Synopsis: This program uses community health workers to provide outreach, education, navigation, and care coordination services.
The Health Wagon
Project Title: Enhancing Primary Care for People with Diabetes in Southwestern Virginia
Synopsis: This project provides comprehensive healthcare services to people with chronic diseases in Southwestern, Virginia.