The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

4034.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 8:55 AM

Abstract #73853

Background for the diabetes indicators resource tool

Erica R Brody, MPH and Lucy A Savitz, PhD, MBA. Health Care Quality Program, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-485-2788,

The DDT diabetes indicators resource tool is an interactive web-based tool that describes approximately 40 indicators that can be used to monitor the burden of diabetes and the quality of diabetes care in a jurisdiction. The tool contains information on how to use one or more of approximately 10 data sources, including data sources at the state as well as national level, to construct the diabetes indicators. In addition, users can add information about state-specific data sources that they have used to construct the diabetes indicators.

The diabetes indicators resource tool was developed in response to states’ requests for technical support to strengthen states’ capacity in conducting their surveillance, epidemiology, and program evaluation activities. This tool is intended to:

• Serve as a credible resource to assist diabetes prevention and control program (DPCP) staff in the various states with surveillance activities,

• Provide DPCPs with a uniform way of monitoring the burden of diabetes and demonstrate the importance of surveillance,

• Inform new staff at DPCPs about surveillance and assist experienced staff who want to expand surveillance capability,

• Permit DPCPs to share information about measuring diabetes care and outcomes, and

• Support DPCP program evaluation activities.

In an effort to provide comprehensive information about diabetes, the tool contains indicators in each of the following areas:

• Prevalence & incidence of diabetes,

• Diabetes-related complications,

• Diabetes-related mortality,

• Secondary prevention for persons with diabetes,

• Diabetes patient education,

• Diabetes self-care, and

• Lifestyle.

Learning Objectives:

Keywords: Data Collection, Diabetes

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

A Tool for Practicing Epidemiology in Public Health Setting: DDT Diabetes Indicators Resource Tool

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA