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The Role of Community Health Workers and Diabetes

The Role of Community Health Workers and Diabetes

The Role of Community Health Workers and Diabetes

Michael Parchman, MD, MPH and Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH
Michael Parchman, MD, MPH and Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH
on behalf of Migrant Clinicians Network

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Launch date: 17 Nov 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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Description

In this seminar participants will be able to identify the performance measures established by HRSA related to diabetes, as well as the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Participants will also learn how to manage their diabetes via a healthy lifestyle and regular monitoring of blood glucose levels. Focus will also be given to the role and participation of community health workers in the prevention and control of diabetes.

Objectives

On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Identification of sign and symptoms of Diabetes

2. Describe how high levels of blood glucose can be measured in the body

3. Encourage patients to check their glucose levels regularly

4. Understand the role of Community Health Workers and their participation in diabetes specific programs in their health centers
Michael Parchman, MD, MPH and Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH

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Michael Parchman, MD, MPH and Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH
on behalf of Migrant Clinicians Network

Michael Parchman, MD, MPH
Michael L. Parchman, MD, MPH, is Director of the MacColl Center for Healthcare Innovation within the Group Health Research Institute. Prior to joining GHRI and MacColl he was Director of the primary care Practice-Based Research Initiative and a Senior Advisor for Primary Care at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in Rockville, Maryland. The focus of his work over the past decade has been improving outcomes for patients with chronic illness in primary care settings. His areas of interest include dissemination and implementation research in primary care using complex adaptive systems theory, practice-based research network (PBRN) development and methodologies, and strategies for developing a sustainable infrastructure for on-going quality improvement in primary care. He has experience in primary care re-design and PCMH implementation in small primary care office settings using practice facilitation/coaching strategy.

Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH
Dr. Ponce-González is an expert in infectious diseases, community health and public health administration. She has more than 14 years of experience in the development of health care programs and outreach initiatives for marginalized communities. Dr. Ponce-González has worked extensively in rural areas, with diverse sectors of the community, as well as the state and public health systems of the federal government in three different countries: Nicaragua, Chile and the United States.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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