[Self-Management_OR] FW: CDC/AMA launches “Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act - Today™”

Epstein Andrew D andrew.d.epstein at state.or.us
Thu Mar 12 16:39:16 PDT 2015


Dear Colleagues,
Please see below for an email that was sent this afternoon to providers of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Oregon, announcing the release of a new initiative from the American Medical Association and the CDC to raise awareness about prediabetes and to increase screening, testing and referral to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs.
For self-management program delivery organizations, now is a great time to consider expanding the suite of programs you offer to include the DPP, or to reach out to current DPP providers in your area to explore opportunities for collaboration to meet the needs of the communities you serve.
For county and tribal health departments and Regional Health Equity Coalitions, consider reaching out to local DPP providers to explore possible partnership around raising awareness of prediabetes, promotion of DPP programs, and development of referral systems to ensure that people with prediabetes can easily access these programs that been proven to help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
You can find a contact list for DPP providers throughout the state on the Oregon Public Health Division website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/SelfManagement/Pages/index.aspx#DPP. If there isn’t currently a DPP in your area, please contact me or Don Kain (OHSU Diabetes Center Education & Outreach Manager and a DPP lifestyle coach Master Trainer) if you’d like to learn more about how to establish a program.
Please see the email below for more information on the new Prevent Diabetes STAT, and let me know if there are any questions.
Best regards,
Andrew Epstein, MPH, CHES

Community Programs Liaison | Diabetes Program Coordinator
Oregon Health Authority | Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
Phone 971-673-2379 | Mobile 503-969-5816
andrew.d.epstein at state.or.us<mailto:andrew.d.epstein at state.or.us>

Email sent to Diabetes Prevention Program providers throughout Oregon:
From: Epstein Andrew D
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:20 PM
Subject: CDC/AMA launches “Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act - Today™”

Good Afternoon,
Thank you for your trailblazing efforts to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Oregon!  As you may know, an estimated one million people in Oregon are living with prediabetes, and only 7% of those are aware they have prediabetes, and understand what this means. OHSU’s Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center and the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division are working together to raise awareness throughout Oregon about prediabetes and the National DPP. Our dream is that in the near future, anyone in Oregon with prediabetes will be able to easily access a DPP anywhere in the state.
To support these efforts, we are excited to share with you that this morning the American Medication Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new national initiative called “Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act - Today™.” The goal of Prevent Diabetes STAT is to raise awareness about prediabetes and to increase screening, testing and referral to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs that are part of CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program<http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention>.
To support the roll out of this initiative, the CDC and AMA have developed a suite of resources to help stakeholders Prevent Diabetes STAT:

·         First, a Prevent Diabetes: STAT Web site, www.PreventDiabetesSTAT.org<http://www.PreventDiabetesSTAT.org>, was created to provide helpful information and tools for healthcare providers, state and local health departments, patients, employers, insurers, and community organizations.  The initiative website<http://www.preventdiabetesstat.org/> also includes brief videos to inform stakeholders about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a link to organizations delivering CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs (in-person and virtual) by state, and an online screening tool to help people determine their own risk for type 2 diabetes. Visitors are encouraged to take the risk test <http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention> and encourage colleagues, family members and patients to Prevent Diabetes STAT.

·         Second, a toolkit<http://www.ama-assn.org/sub/prevent-diabetes-stat/toolkit.html> was developed to serve as a guide for health care providers on the best methods to screen and refer high-risk patients to CDC-recognized community based or virtual diabetes prevention programs in their communities. The toolkit also includes a screening tool for patients<http://www.ama-assn.org/sub/prevent-diabetes-stat/for-the-public.html> (also available online<http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention>) to help them determine their risk for type 2 diabetes.

We encourage providers of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Oregon to consider proactively reaching out to local health systems/clinics/providers in your area to:

·         Increase their awareness of prediabetes, DPP and the new toolkit

·         Develop partnerships that result in system wide referrals  to your DPP
Where more than one DPP is operating within a geographical area, we suggest taking a coordinated approach when reaching out to health systems/providers. To find a list of DPPs in Oregon by county, please visit http://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/SelfManagement/Pages/index.aspx#DPP
You can use the materials attached to this email to join this effort and spread the word in your communities:

·         A Swiss Cheese (customizable) press release for your organization or partners to use

·         Matte Article/Suggested Newsletter Language

·         Sample Tweets and Facebook posts

·         A pdf of the toolkit, which is also available at www.PreventDiabetesSTAT.org<http://www.PreventDiabetesSTAT.org>

The time to act is now. We simply cannot sustain the continued increases in the number of people developing type 2 diabetes. Of course, we know that a person’s health is connected closely with the health of the community.  It’s not solely up to the person who has prediabetes or diabetes to make a change.  In order to be successful, we must also continue to make the places and systems where people live, work and play supportive of good health. We all must Act – Today.
Again, thank you all for your efforts to lessen the burden of diabetes in Oregon by helping people prevent it in the first place. If there are any questions or if we can be of assistance as you work on developing or expanding your DPP, or developing partnerships with health care providers or other local public health partners, please let us know.
Sincerely,
Andrew Epstein, MPH, CHES
Community Programs Liaison | Diabetes Program Coordinator
Oregon Health Authority | Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
Phone 971-673-2379 | Mobile 503-969-5816
andrew.d.epstein at state.or.us<mailto:andrew.d.epstein at state.or.us>

Don Kain, MA, RD, LD, CDE
Diabetes Program Education & Outreach Manager
Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center
Oregon Health & Science University
Mail code: OPO5-DC
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239-3098
503.494.5249
kaind at ohsu.edu<mailto:kaind at ohsu.edu>
www.ohsuhealth.com/diabetes<http://www.ohsuhealth.com/diabetes>
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