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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.

Improving Systemic Outcomes with Oral Health Interventions
2014 | PDF | Source: Comprehensive Care Conference, Sean Boynes, DMD
The overall vision of integrated dental medicine is based on oral health as an integral aspect to total body wellness (systemic care). Poor oral health can lead to many systemic issues and adverse events as well as poor systemic health leading to adverse oral conditions. Therefore, it is imperative that providers, across all disciplines, with these patient commonalities work together in order to produce positive patient outcomes. This session reviewed and evaluated the various aspects to this care delivery model as well as provide analysis of currently operating integrated dental medicine clinics. The session also reviewed updates on methodology and outcomes assessment with dental care used for systemic medical treatment.
2013 | PPT | Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
This presentation covers an introduction to insulin delivery and glucose monitoring methods for managing diabetes, systematic review methods, gaps in knowledge and future research needs, and what to discuss with patients and their caregivers.
2013 | PPT | Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
This presentation helps in comparing medications for adults with type 2 diabetes.
2013  |  PPT  |  Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
This presentation discusses a case scenario for managing type 2 diabetes in an adult using antidiabetic medications.
2013 | PDF | Source: Department of Health & Human Services
This presentation provides an overview of Healthy People 2020 and how it can be used to set goals and drive health initiatives. Special focus is given to diabetes and the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
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.

Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or At Risk for Diabetes
2014 | PDF | Source: National Diabetes Education Program
These Guiding Principles aim to identify and synthesize areas of general agreement among existing guidelines to help guide primary care providers and health care teams to deliver quality care to adults with or at risk for diabetes. No evidence-based guidelines have been developed for this resource.

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: National Institutes of Health
According to analyses of data from the National Institutes of Health-funded Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT), chelation treatments reduce cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, and death in patients with diabetes but not in those who did not have diabetes.
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. 
2013  |  Website  |  Source:
The goal of Healthy People 2020 is to reduce the disease and economic burden of diabetes mellitus and improve the quality of life for all persons who have, or are at risk for, diabetes.
2012 |  PDF  |  Source: Bureau of Primary Health Care
The manual for Health Centers to follow when submitting data to the Uniform Data System (UDS) for Calendar Year 2012.
2013 |  PDF |  Source: Bureau of Primary Health Care
This Program Assistance Letter (PAL) provides information on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) proposed changes to the calendar year (CY) 2014 Uniform Data System (UDS) to be reported by Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes in early 2015.


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.
2011 |  Website  |  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides resources documenting the public health burden of diabetes and its complications in the United States. Includes the National Diabetes Fact Sheet and the National Diabetes Surveillance System.


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