Diabetes Prevention, Treatment, and Management

Diabetes Prevention, Treatment, and Management

Chronic health conditions—particularly diabetes—continue to increase in the United States

As of 2014, 29.1 million people, 9.3% of the total U.S. population, have diabetes. Of these 29.1 million, only 21 million are diagnosed—the other 8.1 million live without knowing that they were at risk for the disease. Additionally, 86 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, more than 1 in 3 adults, and 15-30% of those with prediabetes will develop diabetes within the next 5 years, according to the CDC’s 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report.

JSI strives to connect those with diabetes or those who are at risk of developing the disease with prevention and management resources within their communities. We help build healthy lifestyles through a proactive, rather than a reactive approach by supporting prevention education, enhancing community awareness, and equipping clinical providers with tools to connect their patients with community resources.

JSI’s work on diabetes prevention, treatment, and management includes:

DPH QI Project
JSI performed a needs assessment of infrastructure in Massachusetts’ primary care environment to support prediabetes, diabetes, and hypertension care.

Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Evaluation
JSI provides a comprehensive evaluation of school, community, and state-level initiatives to decrease the prevalence of overweight and obese Missouri youth – with the goal of decreasing current rates by 5% by 2017. The ten year project works to create environments that support physical activity and healthy eating behaviors among children, particularly those who are at a higher risk for obesity because of the socioeconomic status, sedentary lifestyle, and poor eating habits.

Maine Quality Counts Primary Care Quality Improvement Initiative: Chronic Disease Improvement Collaborative

JSI mapped the primary care infrastructure for chronic disease across the state of Maine using the Chronic Care model as a framework. From this we created a change package for quality improvement which summarized the evidence, best practices, and tools for primary care to focus their quality improvement efforts to drive improvements in diabetes and hypertension care.

Maine State Innovation Model (SIM) Grant: Community Health Workers Pilot & National Diabetes Prevention Program Implementation

JSI works with the Maine Centers for Disease Control to improve population health by increasing access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle education program for those with prediabetes, and by integrating community health workers as links between health and social service providers. JSI’s role is to provide evaluation support to inform ongoing sustainability of these programs.

New Hampshire Prediabetes Media Campaign
JSI developed, managed, and evaluated a statewide campaign targeting New Hampshire adults who are at high-risk for Type 2 diabetes, and educated adults on prediabetes and the National Diabetes Prevention Program to prevent or delay the development of Type 2 diabetes.

New Hampshire Healthy Eating Active Living Initiative

JSI created a statewide plan, The Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Action Plan, to promote healthy eating and active living for New Hampshire residents.

New York State Obesity Prevention Center for Excellence (OPCE)
JSI leads the Obesity Prevention Center for Excellence (OPCE) to provide technical assistance, training, resources, and a platform for collaboration among grantees and their partners, including the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, PedNet, Sasaki Associates Inc., and the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Pediatrics. Together, this JSI partnership offers substantial knowledge in obesity prevention, specifically creating healthy school and community environments through nutrition and physical activity-related policy in New York State and across the United States.

Santa Clara County (SCC) Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Media and Communications Service

JSI works with SCC Public Health Department to provide media and communications services to help raise awareness of PICH activities and successes through planning and implementing communications activities across PICH focus areas, including diabetes screening and prevention programs.

Related Resources

An Inside Look at Chronic
Disease and Health Care
among Hispanics in the
United States
Rhode Island Diabetes
State Plan (2010-2015)
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Action Plan for New Hampshire

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