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Statewide Initiatives



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Louisiana Diabetes Prevention and Control Program 2009-2014 Activities

Administration, Management and Leadership

 

  • Diabetes State Plan: Louisiana DPCP staff will convene diabetes stakeholders (i.e. people living with diabetes, medical professionals, academic institutions, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, associations, etc.) to develop a statewide strategic plan to reduce diabetes morbidity and mortality among people living with diabetes and prevent or reduce onset of diabetes among residents at risk for developing diabetes.

Surveillance, Analysis and Evaluation

  • Annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): Secure and provide funds to include the Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Modules in the statewide BRFSS questionnaire at least every other year.
  • Diabetes Fact Sheet: Annual report developed by diabetes program staff.
  • Louisiana Diabetes Data Report: Report developed by diabetes program staff for national and statewide diabetes data collected in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

Promoting Social, Environmental, Policy and Systems Approaches at the State and Community Levels

  • Diabetes Preventive Services Utilization Report (to be completed by April 2010): Louisiana DPCP partnership with the Louisiana Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (HDSP) and Louisiana Association of Health Plans to conduct the Cardiovascular and Diabetes Quality Measures (CDQM) Survey among Louisiana's top health insurers. The CDQM Survey provides a baseline for measuring diabetes and cardiovascular qualitative indicators utilized by health insurers. The Louisiana DPCP and HDSP staff will use the report to provide formal recommendations to the participating health insurers.

Interventions in Health Care Systems

  • Louisiana Health Disparities Collaborative: The Louisiana Health Disparities Collaborative aims to build capacity among Louisiana-based federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics to provide quality chronic disease care and reduce health disparities, particularly among patients diagnosed with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This statewide initiative is managed by the Louisiana Primary Care Association and co-monitored by the Louisiana DPCP and Louisiana Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program. Essential partners include the Louisiana Tobacco Control Program, DHH Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health Practice Management Division, Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy's Center for Health Disparities Research and Education (evaluation), Louisiana Rural Health Association and the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum.
  • Fax-to-Quit Training for Diabetes Providers: Louisiana DPCP partnership with the Louisiana Tobacco Control Program to increase use of the Fax-to-Quit Louisiana program among diabetes medical providers and increase use of the Louisiana Quitline among people living with diabetes.