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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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  • The Alliance aims to reduce disparities in diabetes outcomes by supporting:evidence-based, community-focused interventionsefforts to ensure that successful community programs are sustained in policy and practicecollaborations or partnerships with key stakeholders at the national level to address inequities in care and outcomes

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  • The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in DiabetesI. An OverviewSupported by the Merck Company Foundation
  • People at low income levels, African American, Latino/ Hispanic people, and American Indians often experience the worst health outcomes.
  • Complications of diabetes for them can be severe, including:
    Amputation
    Kidney disease
    Heart disease
    Blindness
  • The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes aims to change the outlook for those who experience the worst outcomes.
  • The Alliance aims to reduce disparities in diabetes outcomes by supporting:
    Evidence-based, community-focused interventions
    Efforts to ensure that successful programs and services are sustained in policy and practice
    Collaboration with key stakeholders at the national level through local levels to achieve policy and system change that reduces inequities in care and outcomes
  • Five U.S. cities are the focus of the Alliance’s community level efforts:
    Dallas, Texas
    The Baylor Healthcare System’s Office of Health Equity
    Chicago, Illinois
    The University of Chicago
    Memphis, Tennessee
    The Healthy Memphis Common Table
    Camden, New Jersey
    The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
    Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
    The Eastern Shoshone Tribe in partnership with the Northern Arapaho Tribe
  • At the national level the Alliance is collaborating with key organizations who share our interest in advancing needed policy and systems change.
    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, HHS Office of Minority Health, National Institutes of Health NIDKK, National Business Coalition on Health, National Council of Urban Indian Health.
  • The University of Michigan Center for Managing Chronic Disease is serving as the Alliance National Program Office.
  • Alliance Community Programs* have three components:
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    Innovative, evidence-based patient education
    Front-line, proven health provider training including cultural competence
    Sustainable quality improvements in health care access, coordination, and relevance
    *Dallas, Texas | Chicago, Illinois | Memphis, Tennessee | Camden, New Jersey | Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
  • The Alliance is capitalizing on the unique strengths of its community partners.
  • Chicago, Illinois
    The University of Chicago has a history of community involvement in social and political activism in the Southside of Chicago.
  • Memphis, Tennessee
    Healthy Memphis Common Table is a collaborative partner with over 100 churches in the faith-based community through Memphis Healthy Churches.
  • Wind River Reservation
    The Wind River Reservation Alliance leaders have a history of cultural bonds that are shared across the Shoshone and Arapahoe tribes.
  • Dallas, Texas
    Baylor Healthcare System’s Office of Health Equity partners with Project Access Dallas to involve more than 2,000 physician volunteers.
  • Camden, New Jersey
    Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers has exceptional capacity to work across health care institutions and coordinate city-wide information exchange.
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    PATIENT EDUCATION
    Grantees are employing evidence-based patient education programs to enable diabetes self-management and empower patients to become:
    more engaged in their health care decisions
    better at managing their diabetic condition
    adopters of behaviors that help prevent complications
    effective communicators with physicians and other clinicians
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    HEALTH PROVIDER EDUCATION
    Alliance interventions aim to enable clinicians to be more effective in working with diverse patients through training in cultural competence and effective communication skills.
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    SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION AND SYSTEMS CHANGE
    Each Alliance community is introducing sustainable changes to how health organizations and providers manage their patients through improvements in:
    • information exchange
    • identifying patients at risk of developing diabetes or of complications
    • access to care
    • coordination of services
    • assessment of outcomes, e.g., clinical measures, patient satisfaction with care and health care use and cost
  • A short video will show some of the efforts of the
    five Alliance community sites
    http://youtu.be/jYr2IkB0UZc