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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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


In Their Own Words

Voices from the Island …


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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