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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
5034.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 9:15 AM

Abstract #109087

Partnerships for Diabetes: The Key to Understanding a Model of Influence

Judith M. Ottoson, EdD, MPH, Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, 66 Santa Paula Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127, 415-566-6178, judithottoson@gsu.edu, Mark D. Rivera, PhD, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K-10, Atlanta, GA 30341, Amy S. De Groff, MPH, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, 378 Oakland Ave., SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, and Sara Hackley, MPA, US Government Accountability Office, 441 G. Street NW, MS 4440, Washington DC, DC 20548.

Leveraged partnerships are key to understanding how a Model of Influence (MOI) enables Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs (DPCPs) to achieve national objectives, especially in a context of reduced resources and competing priorities. The CDC, Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) explored the role of partnerships and other components for their MOI through case study research of five DPCPs that demonstrated success toward achieving a subset of the Healthy People 2010 Objectives. Yin's case study methodology was used to analyze common Program characteristics, processes, and capacities. The MOI was used as the conceptual framework to guide study questions and analysis. Methods included document reviews, five site visits and 95 interviews. Overlapping coding and analysis assignments enabled the research team to triangulate the data, match patterns, build explanations, and member check findings with study participants. Five common characteristics of these DPCPs included their ability to: fit the context; assume multiple roles; build relationships; negotiate systems; and frame with a public health perspective. Relationship building with diverse partners emerged as key to understanding the MOI. The DPCPs have partners at local, state and national levels with whom they work in mutually supportive roles. Statewide strategic planning is used as an important opportunity to build these partnerships and leverage influence. Understanding the role of partnerships in a MOI enables decision makers at the national level to better develop policy and a national system of proximal indicators of influence. It also enables the DPCPs to identify additional opportunities to achieve national objectives through varied partnerships.

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Keywords: Diabetes, Partnerships

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

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Diabetes: Prevention and Management with Special Attention to Socioeconomic and Cultural Issues

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