141st APHA Annual Meeting

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Developing comprehensive diabetic foot program in underdeveloped countries

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Patrick DeHeer, DPM , Hooiser Foot and Ankle, Carmel, IN
Haiti has 7% rate of diabetes according to the Haitian Foundation for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Management (FADIMAC - http://www.fhadimac.org/index.php?lang=en). A comprehensive diabetic foot program initiated in Haiti in 2009 and re-established in 2012 based in the Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare (HBMPM) Wound Care Center with a preventative program associated with FADIMAC. The surgical portion will also be included at HBMPM. This is a program run by Haitians for Haitians supported by our group with the goals of training Haitian personnel to run a self-sufficient clinic. Data will be obtained for healing rates, amputations, and mortality associated with amputations.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe process to teach local health care providers how to care for people with diabetes specifically foot and ankle care and wounds.

Keywords: Access to Health Care, Health Care Delivery

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a DPM and expert in wound care and am developing this program for Haiti.
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.