Navigation Links
Columbus Medicare Diabetes Screening Project Cited as Model for State by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle
Date:11/6/2008

Columbus Civic and Community Leaders Kick-off Statewide Initiative to Advance Diabetes Screening for Medicare Beneficiaries

COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lt. Governor Casey Cagle today applauded the design and implementation of the Medicare Diabetes Screening Project (MDSP) in Columbus, citing it as a model for other cities in Georgia and around the country. He made his remarks at the Columbus Summit, a meeting hosted by the Columbus Research Foundation and the Columbus Medicare Diabetes Screening Project, designed to enlist other Georgia cities to adopt the innovative outreach effort in Columbus that has created a model for promoting diabetes screening for adults aged 65 and older.

"There is no greater health challenge in Georgia than the fight against diabetes," said Lt. Gov. Cagle. "The Columbus Medicare Diabetes Screening Project has developed an effective and powerful model for encouraging senior citizens to get screened and to work with their health care providers to prevent or better manage their diabetes. This model should be adopted by other Georgia cities to help our seniors win the fight against diabetes."

Since July 2007, leaders of the Columbus MDSP have conducted a variety of activities to increase awareness of the benefits Medicare offers to adults age 65 and older for free screening for diabetes. These leaders shared their strategies and accomplishments today with their counterparts from Albany, Augusta, Gainesville, Macon and Savannah, who had been invited to participate in this statewide launch of the MDSP.

Medicare beneficiaries at risk for diabetes are eligible for free, annual diabetes screenings from their health care provider. Although as many as 60% of Medicare beneficiaries are at risk for diabetes and should be screened, less than 10% of beneficiaries nationally used the free diabetes screening benefit in 2006, according to the most recently available data. In Georgia, just 6.8% of beneficiarie
'/>"/>

SOURCE Novo Nordisk Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Streamline Health(R) Expands into Public Sector with New Customer, Columbus Public Health Vital Statistics Office
2. Kimberly-Clark Professional Donates Supplies to Assist Columbus, Ind., in Flood Cleanup Efforts
3. Ohio Health Care Association Hosts Midwests Largest Long-Term Care Convention in Columbus
4. Columbus, OH Man Wins $50,000 for Losing 71 Pounds
5. Columbus Regional Hospital Selects TransUnions Healthcare Revenue Cycle Platform to Improve Its Emergency Departments Registration Process and Reduce Bad Debt
6. Hondros College Expands School of Nursing to Columbus and Dayton; Students Can Begin LPN Education Almost Immediately
7. Europes Columbus laboratory leaves Earth
8. Columbus Carried Syphilis From New World to Europe, Study Suggests
9. Knights of Columbus to Distribute Wheelchairs to Veterans in Need
10. Miami Physician Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison for $26.2 Million Medicare Fraud
11. Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans: Allsup Finds Knowing the Differences Means Savings for People with Disabilities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... WorkCare, Inc., ... joined its medical management team as an Associate Medical Director. , WorkCare ... types in the U.S. and abroad. , Dr. Nelson has a diverse ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Agriculture innovation, urban farming, local ... the topics to be discussed at Seedstock’s 4th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference : ... San Diego. , In addition to keynotes Pierre Sleiman, founder and CEO of ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that ... Kit, EasySampler data is automatically transferred to, and reported with, the referring chemical ... , EasySampler fully automates the sampling process including sampling capture, quench ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... more than 1,500 investor-families have received permanent green cards (I-829 petition approval) from ... The I-829 petition is the final step of the EB-5 visa process for ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... launched its consumer-friendly, informational video this week to coincide with back-to-school and the ... , According to the CDC, elementary school children are sick an average ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Brent Nelson Joins WorkCare, Inc., as Associate Medical Director 2Health News:Dr. Brent Nelson Joins WorkCare, Inc., as Associate Medical Director 3Health News:Experts in Urban and Local Food Systems Development to Address Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 3-4 Discounted ticket sales end Sept. 4 2Health News:Experts in Urban and Local Food Systems Development to Address Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 3-4 Discounted ticket sales end Sept. 4 3Health News:Experts in Urban and Local Food Systems Development to Address Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 3-4 Discounted ticket sales end Sept. 4 4Health News:Experts in Urban and Local Food Systems Development to Address Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 3-4 Discounted ticket sales end Sept. 4 5Health News:New Technology Allows Unattended Sampling and Synthesis of Chemical Reactions 2Health News:New Technology Allows Unattended Sampling and Synthesis of Chemical Reactions 3Health News:CanAm Enterprises Reaches Another Milestone with More Than 1,500 I-829 Petition Approvals 2Health News:USA Medical Card Launches New FAQ Video During Back-to-School 2
... work, CDC officials stress , , THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) ... resistant to the popular antiviral drug Tamiflu, but government health ... The fact that the flu season so far has been ... flu virus, has health officials adopting a watchful attitude for ...
... week showing that a growing number of Americans are ... on the need to shift the U.S. health care ... prevention, according to U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in ... )The study, conducted by Social & Scientific Systems Inc., ...
... Revealed Friday, January 9 WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 ... Andy Stern convened a conference call of the ... transfer of 65,000 nursing home and homecare members ... third largest affiliate, but delayed the final decision ...
... Torlakson Introduces AB 89SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... hailed California Assembly Member Tom Torlakson (D-11th District) ... funding for lung cancer research. For the ... cancer research is being considered in the California ...
... new treatments for secondary pneumoniaMEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 8 ... have demonstrated a more effective treatment for bacterial ... clindamycin and azithromycin, which kill bacteria by inhibiting ... standard first-line treatment with the "beta-lactam" antibiotic ampicillin, ...
... They,re not quick to condemn hurtful comments, study suggests ... how strongly they would react to racist acts, a new ... at York University, in Toronto, still chose to partner for ... one, even after their white peer made racist comments about ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug 2Health News:Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug 3Health News:U.S. Preventive Medicine: Chronic Disease Study Demonstrates Need for Focus on Primary and Secondary Prevention 2Health News:SEIU Decision to Force Transfer of Long-Term Care Members Out of United Healthcare Workers Delayed 2Health News:Lung Cancer Alliance Applauds New Legislation Funding Lung Cancer Research 2Health News:Study Finds More Effective Treatment for Pneumonia Following Influenza 2Health News:Study Finds More Effective Treatment for Pneumonia Following Influenza 3Health News:Many Turn Blind Eye to Racism 2
(Date:9/1/2015)... , Sept. 1, 2015  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, ... today announced that its affiliate has entered into ... was granted an exclusive license to develop and ... IL-17 receptor monoclonal antibody in development for patients ... the agreement, Valeant will hold the exclusive rights ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015 Pepperl+Fuchs, a ... acquired MACTek Corporation, a leading provider of HART ... strategy to further extend its integrated solutions offerings ...   "We are pleased to add ... portfolio," said Jim Bolin , Pepperl+Fuchs, executive ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015 Thousands of people ... neglect of the opioid addiction epidemic at dozens of ... term in 2008, the United States ... addiction involving prescription opioids and heroin, yet the President ... a strongly worded letter to President Obama , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant And AstraZeneca To Partner On Brodalumab 2Valeant And AstraZeneca To Partner On Brodalumab 3Valeant And AstraZeneca To Partner On Brodalumab 4Obama Administration's Neglect of Opioid Crisis Prompts Rallies in Many States 2
... Sept. 7 Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in ... publication of a landmark paper in clinical oncology. Following ... of Rexin-G in chemo-resistant metastatic pancreatic cancer ( Molecular ... Drug and FDA Fast Track Status, this new paper ...
... India, Sept. 7 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Sun) ... today announced that the Supreme Court of Israel has ... (Taro) (Pink Sheets: TAROF ) of the ... the Israeli special tender offer (STO) rules do not ...
Cached Medicine Technology:To Reach, Perchance to Kill the Cancer: A Soliloquy From Epeius Nanotechnologies Opposes That 'Sea of Troubles' 2Supreme Court of Israel Rules in Favor of Sun Pharma 2Supreme Court of Israel Rules in Favor of Sun Pharma 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: