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A Toolkit to Help Health Centers Improve Diabetes Outcomes

November 8, 2017

According to the CDC's 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 30.3 million people, or 9.4% of the total U.S. population, have diabetes. Of these, only 23.1 million are diagnosed—while the other estimated 7.2 million are undiagnosed.

These numbers illustrate the need for targeted quality improvement and practices to address diabetes and the needs of diabetic patients in the health center population.

JSI’s Health Information Technology, Evaluation and Quality (HITEQ) Center recently introduced a toolkit titled Improving Diabetes Outcomes. The toolkit includes curated expert guidance, tools, and resources. This resource is intended to guide health centers in implementing health IT that supports improved implementation of diabetic testing and care planning, and therefore improves outcomes for diabetic patients.

Furthermore, HITEQ has developed a database that helps national cooperative agreements and other stakeholders identify health centers that are achieving less than optimal outcomes on the diabetes measure that is reported as part of the uniform data system.

Learn more about what JSI is doing in Diabetes Prevention, Treatment, and Management.