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Mount desert island hospital community health outreach project 3 rd annual cvh diabetes program stakeholders meeting may 1 2013

Mount Desert Island Hospital

Community Health Outreach Project

3rd Annual CVH & Diabetes Program Stakeholders Meeting

May 1, 2013

Deborah Turner, Elise O’Neil and Donna Wiegle


Overview

Overview

  • In May 2012, MDI Hospital received a three year grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand outreach and services to people with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

  • The grant brings together a consortium of 7 community organizations to promote better coordination of diabetes education and care for people living in the MDI Hospital service area.

  • Volunteer Community Health Workers (CHW) are added to extend the efforts of the primary care team.


Key goals

Key Goals

  • Improve the health status of our population

    • Diabetics - regular testing & improve A1C values

    • Prediabetics - educate to risks & activate to change lifestyle to reduce blood glucose levels

  • Demonstrate the value of CHWs

  • Create a sustainable consortium of community partner organizations to facilitate the integrated delivery of evidence-based diabetes services


Activities and services

Activities and Services

  • Building consortium of organizations

  • Started to recruit, train and deploy CHWs

  • Adopted and implementing evidence-based interventions

  • Implementing the Diabetes Prevention Program in community-based locations

  • Delivering proactive, targeted care management via telephone and telemedicine


What is the role of diabetes community health workers

What is the Role of Diabetes Community Health Workers?

  • CHWs are individuals who represent their ethnic, cultural, or geographic communities and provide a link between these communities and health care providers.

  • CHWs are well positioned to engage the people in their community to prevent diabetes and its complications through education, lifestyle change, self-management and social support.

    AADE Position Paper, Community Health Workers in Diabetes Management and Prevention, September 2011


Key elements for community engagement

Key Elements for Community Engagement


In their own words

In Their Own Words

Voices from the Island …


Key contacts

Key Contacts

  • Deb Turner, MSW, MBA, Project Manager

    • [email protected]

    • 207-460-2581

  • Elise O’Neil, RN Care Manager

    • [email protected]

  • Donna Wiegle, Community Health Worker

    • [email protected]


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