Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
The HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has 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 have 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.
Mariposa Community Health Center
Project Title: Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!) Consortium
Synopsis: The Vivir Mejor! program was initially designed to provide culturally competent diabetes education classes for Hispanic/Latino communities in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The program has now expanded to focus on cardiovascular disease prevention.
Meadows Regional Medical Center
Project Title: Meadows Diabetes Education Program
Synopsis: This program offers the American Association of Diabetes Educator's (AADE) credentialed Diabetes Self-Management Education classes, as well as the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program to community members in rural Georgia.
Tri-County Health Network
Project Title: Prevention through Care Navigation Outreach Program
Synopsis: This program provides community-based support through community health workers to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in rural southwestern Colorado.
St. Mary's Hospitals and Clinics
Project Title: Medical Home Plus Project
Synopsis: A coordinated care model using nurse managers to connect patients who have 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 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.