Online Program

Reducing Risks Associated with Diabetes: Using a Population Health Driver Diagram

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

John W. Moran, PhD, CQM, Public Health Foundation, Washington, DC
Micaela Kirshy, MPH, LICSW, Public Health Foundation, Washington, DC
The purpose of this session will be to share the strategy of using population health driver diagrams to address community health challenges. Grounded in the belief that public health and health care are more effective when they combine their efforts to address a health issue than when they work separately, this approach to tackling diabetes engages both sectors and encourages collaboration.

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are developing and implementing a Diabetes Population Health Driver Diagram to positively impact this community health challenge increase through collaboration between public health and health care. This project focuses on three local health departments in Texas that are working with PHF to reduce risks associated with diabetes by developing and refining the Diabetes Population Health Driver Diagram. Once the driver diagram is finalized, the health departments will convene community stakeholders to implement activities that address the drivers of reducing risk factors for diabetes.

During this session, the presenters will highlight early lessons learned from the three regions in Texas to depict how the Diabetes Population Health Driver Diagram was used as a framework for determining interventions that can be taken across disciplines to reduce risks associated with diabetes. By the time of the session, PHF and RWJF will have a variety of valuable stories and lessons learned to share with participants to help inform participants’ future ideas about developing and implementing interventions to address diabetes from a community health perspective.

This session will be greatly useful to those interested in addressing the risk factors associated with diabetes. However, because population health driver diagrams can be used to address almost any community health challenge, those looking to increase collaboration and improve their work in other areas of public health will find value in this session.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Identify how the Diabetes Population Health Driver Diagram can be used to increase collaboration and improve efforts related to diabetes risk factors Compare different interventions developed using the Diabetes Population Health Driver Diagram to gain an understanding of the myriad of ways the driver diagram can be used. Identify stakeholders and community partners in their own community with whom they can collaborate to implement the Diabetes Population Health Driver Diagram

Keyword(s): Diabetes, Quality Improvement

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: John Moran, Ph.D. is a Senior Quality Advisor to the Public Health Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health in the Division of Health Policy and Management. President of the Advisory Board of Choose To Be Healthy Coalition of the Healthy Maine Partnership for York County, Maine, 2011 – present. A faculty member of the CDC/IHI Antibiotic Stewardship project 2011-2012.
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.