Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series – Webinar Resource

Diabetes affects more than 30 million people in the United States. Multi-tiered efforts to prevent, treat and manage diabetes are critical in reducing the burden of diabetes, particularly for medically underserved racial and ethnic minority populations. In addition to higher prevalence, ethnic and racial minority patients with diabetes have higher mortality and higher rates of diabetic complications.

To combat and continue the national conversation around diabetes, 15 National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) have partnered to create a learning collaborative designed to provide a national training series to engage health centers, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) to increase foundation knowledge of effective strategies to prevent, treat, and manage diabetes among special and vulnerable Health Center Program patients.

This series is pending accreditation by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) through Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN). This series is also accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) through MCN. In order to receive continuing education units an evaluation will need to be submitted for each session. Please allow up to two weeks for continuing nursing certificates to be awarded and up to one month for continuing medical education certificates, as stated above approval through AAFP is pending.

Webinars:

Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series Kick-off Webinar
Thursday, November 29, 2017
11:00am – 12:00pm PST / 2:00 – 3:00pm EST
See webinar resources below.

Housing Instability and Diabetes Outcomes in Agricultural Workers and LGBT Communities
Thursday, December 14, 2017
11:00am – 12:00pm PST / 2:00 – 3:00pm EST
See webinar resources below.

Health Centers Strategies for Diabetes Screening and Prevention for Children, Adults, and the Elderly
Monday, January 29, 2018
9:00-10:30am PST / 12:00-1:30pm EST

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Diabetes Clinical Management and Periodontal Care for Diabetic Patients and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
Thursday, February 22, 2018
11:00am-12:30pm PST / 2:00-3:30pm EST

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Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: Kick-off Webinar

This webinar kicked off a national learning series of four webinars on effective strategies to prevent, treat, and manage diabetes among special and vulnerable health center program patients. This session explored important lessons learned from the National Diabetes Collaborative which made impressive gains in improving diabetes care for the most vulnerable. Faculty discussed how to incorporate some of the most important lessons of the collaborative into current efforts to diagnose, treat and manage diabetes most effectively.

Speakers:

  • Jillian Hopewell, Director, Education and Communication, Migrant Clinicians Network
  • Edward Zuroweste, Co-Chief Medical Officer, Migrant Clinicians Network
  • Tuyen Tran, Training and Technical Assistance Director, AAPCHO

Webinar Resources 

Housing Instability and Diabetes Outcomes in Agricultural Workers and LGBT Communities

Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans every year and is are often hardest to diagnose and treat for the our most vulnerable populations such as Agricultural Workers, LGBT -identified individuals and people experiencing homeless. Social determinants, like housing instability, complicate efforts to self-manage diabetes. Some of the communities at highest risk for developing diabetes are farmworkers, LGBT-identified individuals and those experiencing homelessness. Individuals from these populations are more vulnerable due to challenges unique to their racial/social groups such as lack of access to affordable housing and healthy food, lack of stable housing due to constant mobility, limited English proficiency and other social determinants of health. These factors impact their ability to obtain health insurance, access affordable health care, and follow medication adherence.

This is the second webinar in the continuation of our Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Population: A National Learning Series focused specifically on addressing diabetes and those affected by it. This session focused on identifying the social determinants of health, how they impact chronic disease management, and the challenges health centers faced in addressing diabetes for these vulnerable mobile communities.

Speakers:

  • Pascale Leone, Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Edith Hernandez, Project Manager, Health Outreach Partners
  • Alex Gonzalez, Medical Director, National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Jillian Hopewell, Director of Education and Communication, Migrant Clinicians Network (Moderator)

Collaborating NCA partners:

  • Alexis Guild, Senior Health Policy Analyst, Farmworker Justice
  • Hilda Ochoa Bogue, Research and Development Director, National Center for Farmworker Health

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Health Center Strategies for Diabetes Screening and Prevention for Children, Adults and the Elderly

Diabetes affect more than 30 million Americans in the United States. Health centers are often one of the main ways many patients access primary care and for diabetic patients, they’re often the only way to get screened and treated for diabetes. With Type I and Type II diabetes on the rise, many health centers struggle to properly diagnose patients of all ages with diabetes. There are many challenges that are specific to each age group in terms of what risk factors to look out for, best practices for screening, and approaches for treatment and care management. Join us for the third webinar in the continuation of our Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Population: A National Learning Series focusing specifically on diabetes and those affected by it.

This webinar will explore diabetes prevention and care strategies across the lifespan. Presenters will discuss standards of care in the screening and prevention for children, adults, and the elderly, sharing experiences from the field. Presenters will also engage participants around case examples of successful diabetes prevention programs, pediatric, adult, and geriatric clinical guidelines for prevention and screening, Finally, presenters will connect participant with resources to outreach opportunities and tools they can apply and adapt for their own health centers.

Speakers:

  • Gina Trigani-Kirk, Director of Training and Capacity Building, Health Promotion Council
  • Andrea Vettori, Nurse Practitioner, PHMC Mary Howard Health Center
  • Tanicia Daley, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Egleston Hospital Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Elena Toschi, Endocrinologist, Joslin Diabetes Center

Collaborating NCA Partners:

  • Andrea Shore, Director of Programs, School-Based Health Alliance
  • Kristine Gonnella, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
  • Emily Kane, Administrative and Technical Coordinator, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
  • Jini Etolue, Program Manager, National Center for Equitable Care for the Elderly
  • Christine Riedy Murphy, Program Director, National Center for Equitable Care for the Elderly

Monday, January 29, 2018
9:00-10:30am PST / 12:00-1:30pm EST

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Diabetes Clinical Management & Periodontal Care for Diabetic Patients & Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Diabetes affect more than 30 millions of Americans in the United States and health centers face many challenges in properly diagnosing and treating diabetes patients. These challenges are further compounded by social determinants of health such as homelessness and barriers to proper screening protocols. Join us for the fourth and final webinar in the continuation of our Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Population: A National Learning Series focusing specifically on addressing diabetes and those affected by it.

This session will focus on providing up-to-date standards of the American Diabetes Association guidelines for screening diabetic patients with periodontal disease, clinical recommendations for treatment and management of patients diagnosed with diabetes, the role of oral health and dental conditions for effective screening, and health center experiences in supporting patients in diabetes management. We will also be sharing successful strategies for how health centers have adapted their treatment and management of diabetes for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Speakers:

  • American Diabetes Association Representative
  • Jose Leon, Chief Medical Officer, National Center for Health and Public Housing (NCHPH)
  • Irene Hilton, Dental Consultant,National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
  • Tracy Tinker, RN/Case Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)

Collaborating NCA Partner:

  • Darlene Jenkins, Senior Director of Programs, National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
  • Lauryn Berner, Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)

Thursday, February 22, 2018
11:00am-12:30pm PST / 2:00-3:30pm EST

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