October Update: Gaining Momentum
The CHIP Diabetes Work Group met Thursday, September 29th at MAHEC's Biltmore Campus, and there was a wonderful mix of clinical and community service providers in attendance, representing WNCCHS, YMCA, YWCA, ABIPA, NC Cooperative Extension, MAHEC, Mission Health, and the Minority Health Equity Grant. We shared updates and successes in our own work, discussed at length what the diabetes community will be losing with the end of the Minority Health Equity Grant and Alma Atkins' coordination (ending September 30), and recommitted to working on two immediate priorities:
- Increasing clinical referrals to community-based diabetes prevention and management education programs
- Creating one user-friendly platform (or improving/promoting existing platform such as 211) for clinicians and community members to find diabetes-related services easily
For more information about this workgroup, its goals, action items, etc., please click "Workgroup Overview" on the right sidebar. You can also click here to see the Community Scorecard--local diabetes data, active partners, current initiatives and community strategies.