234842 Under the Umbrella: The North Carolina Diabetes Education Recognition Program

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDE, LDN , NC DERP (Diabetes Education Recognition Program, NC DPCP (Diabetes Prevention and Control Program), Raleigh, NC
Laura Edwards, MPA, RN , NC DERP, NC DCPC, Raleigh, NC
The mission of the NCDERP is to provide quality comprehensive Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) to empower persons with diabetes. The purpose is to increase access across the state for people with diabetes to get needed self-management training, while providing a mechanism for reimbursement to local health departments (LHDs). The program addresses health disparities with particular emphasis on poor, rural counties with high rates of diabetes. NC is the first to develop a statewide ‘umbrella' program where the Division of Public Health serves as the sponsoring agency and brings on the health departments as ‘multi sites' under the umbrella. As of Dec 2010, the LHDs participating in the program have provided DSME to 2,332 persons with diabetes. There are 2 program goals. One is to have 75% of participants report they are checking their feet daily and have 75% of participants with an A1c of 7.0% or less upon completion of the program. As of December, 2010, 85% of participants report checking their feet daily, and 62% have an A1c of 7.0% or less. The program has increased from 5 LHDs to currently working with 36 LHDs covering 40 counties and a total of 56 service delivery sites. This is largest ADA recognized program in the nation.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Describe the process for the state health department to house the administrative burden of an umbrella Diabetes Self-Management Program, accredited by the ADA. Describe how to identify, facilitate and implement programs in local health departments around the state as branches of the state program. Identify program objectives and goals that can be measured and analyzed to determine effective of the program. Review program outcomes. Discuss future program plans.

Keywords: Diabetes, Community-Based Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Because I am the lead diabetes education specialist for this program and have been with the program since its birth!
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.