Diabetes Continuum of Care: Using Referrals, Outreach, and Care Coordination to Address Oral Health and Diabetes

March 14, 2019
8am - 9:30am HT / 11am-12:30pm PT / 1pm-2:30pm CT / 2pm-3:30pm ET

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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, 13 National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) organizations have partnered to create a four-part national learning webinar 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 webinar will kick off a national learning series of four webinars titled, Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series, on effective strategies to prevent, treat, and manage diabetes among special and vulnerable health center program patients.

After watching this webinar, participants will be able…

  • To describe why accessing oral health care for patients with diabetes is both essential and difficult.
  • To identify the roles and responsibilities integral to a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary care team.
  • To describe the function of outreach workers in care coordination and on a care team.


  • Diana Lieu, Senior Manager
  • Emily Kane, MPA, Senior Program Manager
  • Irene Hilton, DDS, MPH, Dental Consultant

NCA Collaborating Partners:

  • Health Outreach Partners (HOP)
  • National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC)
  • National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
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