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The resources on this page are organized by presentations, resource documents (reports, issue briefs, fact sheets, websites), and tools and templates (spreadsheets, modifiable Word documents, job descriptions). If you don't find what you are looking for you can search by keyword using the search field at the top of this page.



Population Health Management (Diabetes and Hypertension with EHR Technology
2015 | Slideshare | Source: Michigan Primary Care Association
Hypertension and diabetes are the biggest contributors to heart attacks and strokes, but are not managed as well as they could be. The tactical issue for physicians lies in the ongoing identification and management of patients who have hypertension and diabetes as well as uncovering those at risk or on the cusp that may not realize it. This webinar teaches providers how to utilize their existing EHR technology to help health care teams monitor and regulate this population.

Practical Approaches to Enhance Diabetic Patient Engagement
2015 | Slideshare | Source: Michigan Primary Care Association
This presentation will provide evidence-based, practical strategies for facilitating and enhancing shared decision-making and patient engagement to ease the burden and distress resulting from diabetes and its management.

2012 | PDF| Source: National Health Care for the Homeless Council
This presentation kindles awareness of the bi-directional interaction of diabetes and behavioral health issues, including understanding the connection between obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, and mental health problems.
2013 | Video & Webpage | Source: American Dental Association
If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk of developing some oral health problems.

Resource Documents

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support in Type 2 Diabetes
2015 | PDF | Source: American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Diabetes self-management education and support provides the foundation to help people with diabetes to navigate these decisions and activities and has been shown to improve health outcomes.

Diabetes 101

2014 | Slideshare | Source: Michigan Primary Care Association 

This training module focuses on the basics of Type 2 diabetes. Learners are given information on risk factors, prediabetes, effects of uncontrolled blood sugar, treatment modalities and patient education essentials. For other Medical Assistant Training Modules please click here.

Accompanying resource document:

2014  |  PDF  |  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
An annual report highlighting diabetes statistics, including new cases, disease management, and costs of care.
2013  | Website |  Source: American Diabetes Association
The official website designed to lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.
2012  |  Online Article  |  Source: American Diabetes Association
Recommends screening, diagnosis, and therapeutic actions, which are known or believed to favorably affect health outcomes of patients with diabetes. 
2013  |  PDF  |  Source: National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Treatment and recommendations for patients who are homeless with diabetes mellitus.
2013 |  Website |  Source: Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes
To address the growing problem of health care disparities related to type 2 diabetes in the United States among low-income and underserved adult populations, The Merck Foundation—the philanthropic arm of Merck & Co., Inc.—launched the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes (Alliance) with a commitment of $15 million through 2013.
2013  |  Website  |  Source: The National Committee for Quality Assurance
The Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) provides clinicians with tools to support the delivery and recognition of consistent high quality care.
2013  |  PDF  |  Source: The National Committee for Quality Assurance
The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a tool used by more than 90% of America's health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. Altogether, HEDIS consists of 75 measures across 8 domains of care.
2011  |  Online Article  |  Source: American Diabetes Association
Diabetes care has long been aligned with the key principles of both the PCMH and the Chronic Care Model, with early recognition of the importance of patient-centered care, self-management, patient empowerment, and team-based care as keys to better diabetes care.
2013  |  Website  |  Source: National Institutes of Health
NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.
2013 |  Website  |  Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
The mission of the Michigan Department of Community Health's Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs is to establish and implement prevention strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality due to diabetes and its complications among Michigan residents.
2013 |  Website  |  Source: Michigan Diabetes Outreach Network
This website is a resource for people with diabetes. Included is information about support groups, educational handouts, nutritional tips, diet and exercise tips, diabetes prevention and care, statistical resources and a provider quick reference guide. 


Tools & Templates

Checking Blood Sugar 
2013  |  PDF  |  Source: Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) developed and disseminated these education materials for diabetic patients to encourage them to check their blood sugar regularly.

2013 |  Website |  Source: Migrant Clinicians Network
Offers a free, central, and easily accessible source of information, quality tools, and resources around diabetes care for migrants and other mobile underserved individuals.
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