Navigation Links
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 design, decision support, and real-time monitoring of interventions."

The Duke-led program will employ local home care teams who will provide patient-centered coordinated care to improve outcomes and lower cost reducing hospital and emergency room admissions and using preventive care to curb the need for amputations, dialysis, and cardiac procedures with estimated savings of over $20 million. Over the three-year period, the collaborative program will train an estimated 88 health care workers and create an estimated 31 new jobs. These workers include information officers, health integrators, and community health workers who will use new technologies to facilitate communication, education, and care delivery.

The Duke program is one of 26 innovative projects nationwide chosen for their ability to save money, deliver high quality medical care and enhance the health-care workforce. The preliminary awardees announced today are expected to reduce health spending by $254 million over the next three years. CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is administering the awards through cooperative agreements over three years.

"We can't wait to support innovative projects that will save money and make our health care system stronger," said Secretary Sebelius. "It's yet another way we are supporting local communities now in their efforts to provide better care and lower cost."

Preliminary awardees were chosen for their innovative solutions to the health care challenges facing their communities, as well as their focus on creating a well-trained health-care workforce that meets the need for new jobs in the 21st century health system.


'/>"/>

Contact: Debbe Geiger
debbe.geiger@duke.edu
919-660-9461
Duke University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas Offers Milder Anesthesia for Outpatient Procedures
2. UCI to get $4.7 million to fight malaria in Southeast Asia
3. Emory Eye Center to host 25th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR)
4. Southeastern States Mired in the Diabetes Belt: CDC Report
5. U.S. Southeast Stroke Belt Also Shows Higher Rates of Cognitive Decline
6. Chronic vulvar pain a reality for more than 100,000 women in southeast Michigan
7. Southeast U.S. Still Using High Levels of Antibiotics, Study Shows
8. Time to Get Focused at Exploration Summer Programs
9. Medical Training School, Pima Medical Institute Offering First Bachelor's Degree Program
10. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
11. MSU launches first anti-counterfeiting research program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health ... the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice ... overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, ... a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PASADENA, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. ... he would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, ... table, he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum Wage’ ... 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the median ... floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)...  In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... the 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to ... patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth for ... would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of ... Farma Brasil as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Manager of Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: