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Mobilizing the faith community for diabetes prevention and control


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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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Mobilizing the faith community for diabetes prevention and control

  1. 1. “Mobilizing the faith community for diabetes prevention and control”<br />Renee Frazier, FACHE, MHS<br />CEO Healthy Memphis Common Table<br />CDC Diabetes Translation Conference, April 2011<br />
  2. 2. Mission<br />To Mobilize Greater Memphis to Achieve Excellent Health For All<br />Adopted September 2009<br />2<br />MissionandVision<br />
  3. 3. Background<br /><ul><li>Who We Are…
  4. 4. The only Regional Health Improvement and Health Care Collaborative for Memphis and Shelby County
  5. 5. We have a 17 Member Board which includes Business Leaders, Doctors, Nurses, and other Professionals
  6. 6. Started in 2003 as part of the leading organization for shaping America’s Youth
  7. 7. Focus on Diabetes and Childhood Obesity</li></ul>Nonprofit, 501(c)3<br />3<br />
  8. 8. Background<br /><ul><li>What We Do…
  9. 9. Promote healthy lifestyle change
  10. 10. Preventative care messaging to the general public
  11. 11. Consumer friendly health and quality public reports
  12. 12. Environmental policies which focus on health</li></ul><br />4<br />
  13. 13. Focus Area<br /><ul><li>How We Define What We Do…
  14. 14. Big “H” - Community Wide Health Improvement
  15. 15. Focus on policy, environmental, and system changes which improve the health of the entire community
  16. 16. Individual behavior changes
  17. 17. Little “h” - Health Care Quality and Delivery System Focus
  18. 18. Focus is on public reporting, quality initiative, equity in care, and care outcomes which impact individual health
  19. 19. Individual behavior changes</li></ul>5<br />
  20. 20. Diabetes for Life: Project Purpose<br /><ul><li>The overarching purpose of the Diabetes for Life (DFL) project is…
  21. 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</li></li></ul><li>Statistics<br /><ul><li>Shelby County Health Ranking
  22. 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</li></ul>7<br />57<br />Source:<br />
  23. 23. Statistics<br /><ul><li>Shelby County Health Ranking
  24. 24. Focus on Improving Health of Shelby County
  25. 25. 906,000+ people in Shelby County
  26. 26. 51% African American, 41% White, 8% Other
  27. 27. CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Survey:
  28. 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. 29. Lifestyle issues which impact our health</li></ul>8<br />
  30. 30. Statistics<br />Source:<br />
  31. 31. Statistics<br /><ul><li>Diabetes in Memphis, TN
  32. 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. 33. Mortality rates for heart disease, stroke and diabetes among African-Americans in Shelby County are significantly higher than national rates</li></li></ul><li>Statistics<br /><ul><li>Diabetes in Memphis, TN
  34. 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. 35. Tennessee residents in general, including those in Shelby County, demonstrate high rates of various behavioral risk factors that contribute to diabetes
  36. 36. Obesity rates in Shelby County have exceeded national averages for many years </li></li></ul><li>The Role of the Faith Community<br />Memphis Healthy Churches(MHC) is a 100 member outreach program targeting African Americans at risk for health disparities<br />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<br />MHC serves as the primary resource for community outreach and identification of eligible project participants<br />
  37. 37. Strategies<br />Evidence-based chronic disease self- management patient education<br />Access to diet and exercise programs<br />Case management support for high needs patients<br />Patient-centered communication provider education<br />
  38. 38. Reneé Frazier<br />MHSA, FACHE<br />CEO<br />3175 Lenox Park Blvd, Ste. 309<br />Memphis, TN 38115<br />901.273.2617<br />14<br />
  39. 39. Questions <br />Or<br /> Comments…<br />15<br />