2020 Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series – Webinar Resources

Background:

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, 14 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 year’s national learning series is focused on team-based care, patient health literacy, and community engagement to address diabetes. This series complements HRSA’s Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative: click here.

Purpose:

Each webinar will focus on specific strategies for developing, evaluating, and supporting effective health care delivery models designed to meet the specific needs of special and vulnerable populations. Coordinators will ensure that webinar materials are practical, providing information and enhancing skills directly related to the training recipients. Based on HRSA recommendations, future conversations will focus on health centers and incorporate how NCAs, PCAs, and HCCNs support diabetes quality improvement around various topic areas (i.e. food security, clinical guidelines, reimbursement, technology utilization, etc.)

An application for AAFP for continuing education will be submitted for the webinar series, “Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Series.” The total number of CEU is tentative and will be determined once AAFP reviews the application. As per AAFP regulations, all participants seeking continuing education must be present for all four sessions and submit the post-evaluation for each. Check this page often for updates on CEU credits.

For any questions regarding CEU credits, contact Martha Alvarado at malvarado@migrantclinician.org.

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Team-Based Care

This webinar will kick 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.

After watching this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what team-based care is and why it is important
  • Understand how to develop a high-functioning diabetes care team
  • Learn promising practices in team-based diabetes care

Speakers: 

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NCA Collaborating Partners:

  • Colleen Velez, Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
  • Irene Hilton, DDS, MPH, Dental Consultant, National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
  • Cei Lambert, Program Manager, National LGBT Health Education Center/Fenway Health
  • Darlene Jenkins, DrPH, Senior Director of Programs, National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)

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Diabetes Continuum of Care: Understanding Health Literacy to Improve Diabetes Outcomes

This is the second webinar in the continuation of our Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series.

After watching this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of health literacy for successful self-management of chronic conditions
  • Describe the impact of low health literacy has on diabetes prevention and outcomes among patients from special and vulnerable populations
  • Develop practical strategies to communicate health information and help patients build health literacy skills over time

Speakers: 

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NCA Collaborating Partners:

  • Alexis Guild, Senior Health Policy Analyst, Farmworker Justice (FJ)
  • Arielle Mather, MPH, Program Manager, National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE)
  • Rebecca Young, MA, Senior Project Director of Community Engagement, Farmworker Justice (FJ)
  • Cindy Selmi, Executive Director, Health Outreach Partners (HOP)
  • Beleny Reese, MPH, Project Manager, Health Outreach Partners (HOP)

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Diabetes Continuum of Care: Effective Service Delivery Approaches to Improve Health Literacy

This is the third webinar in the continuation of our Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series.

After watching this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the cognitive and social factors that influence health literacy in the context of diabetes management
  • Describe how Enabling Services interventions influence patient health literacy and self-management of chronic conditions
  • Identify what others health centers are doing to address health literacy in special and vulnerable populations impacted by diabetes at their organizations.

Speakers: 

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NCA Collaborating Partners:

  • Gladys Carrillo, LCSW, Manager of Health Center Engagement Services, National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)
  • Jose Leon, MD, Chief Medical Officer, National Center for Health and Public Housing (NCHPH)
  • Esly Reyes, MPH, Program Director, MHP Salud
  • Shannon Patrick, MPH, Program Director, MHP Salud

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Diabetes Continuum of Care: Pillars of Community Engagement

This is the final webinar in the continuation of our Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series.

After watching this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define community partnerships and explain their importance in addressing diabetes in primary care setting
  • Identify strategies for increasing and strengthening community partnerships to address diabetes prevention
  • Give examples of how community engagement facilitates the engagement of diverse patient populations into effective diabetes care and management

Speakers: 

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NCA Collaborating Partners:

  • Miranda Robinson-Perez, MPH, CHES, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA)
  • Joe Lee, MSHA, Training and Technical Assistance Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
  • Albert Ayson, Jr., MPH, Senior Program Manager, Training and Technical Assistance, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
  • Kristine Alarcon, MPH, Communications and Engagement Specialist, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
  • Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA, Director of Education and Communication, Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
  • Emily Kane, MPA, Senior Program Manager, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC)

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