Session: A Tool for Practicing Epidemiology in Public Health Setting: DDT Diabetes Indicators Resource Tool
4034.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
A Tool for Practicing Epidemiology in Public Health Setting: DDT Diabetes Indicators Resource Tool
The national diabetes program has been in existence for 25 years and currently funds 50 states, District of Columbia, and 8 US jurisdictions. During this time, funding has been gradual, resulting in varying levels of development and capacity among the individual state programs. Additionally, the science around diabetes prevention and control has changed over this time frame and the program has sought to incorporate such changes in its program design. Therefore the program direction has been very dynamic. These and other factors are challenges to efforts to document program effect, particularly the programs contribution to population level changes at the state, local and national level. The Diabetes Indicators Database is a web based resource tool designed to strengthen the capacity of state-based diabetes prevention and control programs (DPCP) in conducting their surveillance/epidemiology/program evaluation activities. The tool will provide DPCPs with resources on essential diabetes indicators and associated national, state and local data sources for each indicator. To promote the optimal usage of this tool, it will be a module within DDT's Management Information System (MIS), with direct access from sections of the MIS that deal with a Diabetes Prevention and Control Programsí surveillance and program evaluation activities. To ensure data integrity and security, the tool will be password protected on a secure site with access limited to DDT MIS users.
Learning Objectives: Describe, demonstrate and discuss the information tools designed to assist states in their surveillance, epidemiology, and program evaluation activities.
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Organizer(s):Qaiser Mukhtar, PhD
Presider(s):Edward F. Tierney, MPH
Discussant(s):Michael M Engelgau, MD MSc
8:30 AMWelcome- Ed Tierney
8:35 AMA description of division of diabetes translation (DDT) MIS system. Ricahrd I Gerber RN, BA, MBA
Richard I Gerber, RN, BA, MBA
8:55 AMBackground for the diabetes indicators resource tool
Erica R Brody, MPH, Lucy A Savitz, PhD, MBA
9:15 AMA demonstration of diabetes indicators resource tool
Qaiser Mukhtar, PhD
9:45 AMDiscussion and Q &A - Dr. Michael Engelgau
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Community Health Planning and Policy Development
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

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