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Southeast program to fight diabetes awarded nearly $10 million by HHS
Date:5/8/2012

DURHAM, N.C. - A plan to reduce death and disability from Type 2 diabetes among at-risk populations in four, underserved Southeastern counties is among the first Health Care Innovation Challenge Award recipients announced today by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The collaborative effort titled, "From Clinic to Community: Achieving Health Equity in the Southern United States," is spearheaded by Duke University Medical Center and the University of Michigan's National Center for Geospatial Medicine. The $9,773,499 award will be used to implement programs in collaboration with the Durham County Health Department (Durham, N.C.), Cabarrus Health Alliance (Cabarrus County, N.C.), Mississippi Public Health Institute (Quitman County, MS), Marshall University, and Mingo County Health Department (Mingo County, W.Va.).

"Diabetes is a devastating problem, but is especially far-reaching in the Southeastern region of the United States," says Robert M. Califf, M.D., vice chancellor for clinical research at Duke, and leader of the project. "Previous approaches have not been able to stem the tide. Changing the course of the diabetes epidemic requires a radically new approach. By combining the modern technology of electronic records and geospatial mapping with a new workforce of community-based health care professionals, we believe we can achieve the triple aim of better outcomes, better health care and lower cost."

"Geospatial mapping and analysis will combine medical information and community information so that interventions can meet both individual patient and larger community needs," said Marie Lynn Miranda, director of Michigan's National Center for Geospatial Medicine, which includes an office in Durham. "This will allow researchers to visualize complex relationships among the locations of diabetes patients, patterns of healthcare, and available social resources. The information will serve as the basis for intervention de
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Contact: Debbe Geiger
debbe.geiger@duke.edu
919-660-9461
Duke University Medical Center
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