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Aligning to Improve Outcomes: The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes ...

Aligning to Improve Outcomes: The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes

A presentation from a symposium at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation's (DDT) 34th annual Diabetes Translation Conference on April 11-14, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



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  • 1. “Mobilizing the faith community for diabetes prevention and control”
    Renee Frazier, FACHE, MHS
    CEO Healthy Memphis Common Table
    CDC Diabetes Translation Conference, April 2011
  • 2. Mission
    To Mobilize Greater Memphis to Achieve Excellent Health For All
    Adopted September 2009
  • 3. Background
    • Who We Are…
    • 4. The only Regional Health Improvement and Health Care Collaborative for Memphis and Shelby County
    • 5. We have a 17 Member Board which includes Business Leaders, Doctors, Nurses, and other Professionals
    • 6. Started in 2003 as part of the leading organization for shaping America’s Youth
    • 7. Focus on Diabetes and Childhood Obesity
    Nonprofit, 501(c)3
  • 8. Background
    • What We Do…
    • 9. Promote healthy lifestyle change
    • 10. Preventative care messaging to the general public
    • 11. Consumer friendly health and quality public reports
    • 12. Environmental policies which focus on health
  • 13. Focus Area
    • How We Define What We Do…
    • 14. Big “H” - Community Wide Health Improvement
    • 15. Focus on policy, environmental, and system changes which improve the health of the entire community
    • 16. Individual behavior changes
    • 17. Little “h” - Health Care Quality and Delivery System Focus
    • 18. Focus is on public reporting, quality initiative, equity in care, and care outcomes which impact individual health
    • 19. Individual behavior changes
  • 20. Diabetes for Life: Project Purpose
    • The overarching purpose of the Diabetes for Life (DFL) project is…
    • 21. To establish and institutionalize strategies within Memphis Healthy Churches (MHC), and medical community to control or reduce associated conditions or complications from diabetes, among the target African American population
  • Statistics
    • Shelby County Health Ranking
    • 22. Health Outcomes are the primary rating used to rank the overall health of counties. The county ranked number 1 is considered the healthiest county in the state
  • 23. Statistics
    • Shelby County Health Ranking
    • 24. Focus on Improving Health of Shelby County
    • 25. 906,000+ people in Shelby County
    • 26. 51% African American, 41% White, 8% Other
    • 27. CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Survey:
    • 28. Latest ratings has TN #3 in the Nation for Obesity: Increases other health issues like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and hypertension; also increases healthcare cost
    • 29. Lifestyle issues which impact our health
  • 30. Statistics
  • 31. Statistics
    • Diabetes in Memphis, TN
    • 32. The prevalence of diabetes in Shelby County has been consistently higher than national averages, ranging between 9.1 and 9.5 percent compared to national rates of around 8.5 percent. In 2008, the number jumped to 11.9 percent
    • 33. Mortality rates for heart disease, stroke and diabetes among African-Americans in Shelby County are significantly higher than national rates
  • Statistics
    • Diabetes in Memphis, TN
    • 34. In the 2007 Memphis Healthy Churches wellness survey, 72.6 percent of the survey respondents had BMIs above 25 (overweight/obese) and 41.6 percent had BMIs above 30 (obese)
    • 35. Tennessee residents in general, including those in Shelby County, demonstrate high rates of various behavioral risk factors that contribute to diabetes
    • 36. Obesity rates in Shelby County have exceeded national averages for many years
  • The Role of the Faith Community
    Memphis Healthy Churches(MHC) is a 100 member outreach program targeting African Americans at risk for health disparities
    MHC offers training to lay volunteers at participating churches to provide education and linkages to services for congregation members at risk for developing diabetes and related complications
    MHC serves as the primary resource for community outreach and identification of eligible project participants
  • 37. Strategies
    Evidence-based chronic disease self- management patient education
    Access to diet and exercise programs
    Case management support for high needs patients
    Patient-centered communication provider education
  • 38. Reneé Frazier
    3175 Lenox Park Blvd, Ste. 309
    Memphis, TN 38115
  • 39. Questions