In Fall 2019, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) co-facilitated a national webinar and four-part learning collaborative for health center and Primary Care Association (PCA) stakeholders. These HRSA-sponsored training and technical assistance opportunities provided an overview of the CDC’s evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) program to improve access to care and prevent type-2 diabetes through health promotion and lifestyle change programs. The purpose is to increase health center awareness of the National DPP program in order to increase access to preventative care for at-risk health center patients.
AAPCHO and NNCC hosted this progress to-date webinar, where we provided a space for federal updates from our HRSA and CDC leaders as well as highlighted lessons learned and diabetes prevention best practices for our health center and PCA colleagues.
- To review key elements of HRSA’s Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative at health centers and its relationship to the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.
- To provide an overview of the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Umbrella Hub Arrangement, in particular, how CDC-recognized organizations can access a sustainable financial model to pay for program costs.
- To share lessons learned from the 2019 National DPP Learning Collaborative and how health centers and PCAs can help move the needle on diabetes quality improvement and prevention efforts.
- Jen Lee, MPH, Director of Community Services & Partnerships, AAPCHO
- Albert Ayson, Jr., MPH, Associate Director of Training and Technical Assistance, AAPCHO
- Emily Grace Kane, MPA, Senior Program Manager, NNCC
- Tracy Branch, DHSc, CPH, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service, Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships Division, Office of Quality Improvement, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Pat Shea, MPH, MA, Senior Advisor, Program Implementation Branch, Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Bryan Juan, Program Manager, Population & Health Systems Improvement, Hawai’i Primary Care Association
- Jermy Domingo, Program Manager, Health Equity & Research, Hawai’i Primary Care Association
- Gina Trignani, MS, RD, LDN, Director, Training and Capacity Building, Health Promotion Council
- Kimberly Labno, MS, Assistant Director, Training and Capacity Building, Health Promotion Council
Health center staff from clinical & non-clinical perspectives and from all levels of leadership; Primary Care Associations; and Health Center Controlled Networks. Other key stakeholders include government institutions and payers who work with health centers on policy and payment.