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This collection of case studies drawn from the Together on Diabetes ™ initiative provides detailed information on each project’s focus area, context, intervention elements, partners, outcomes, learnings, efforts at sustainability and associated publications.  Each case study is available in PDF format.

Case studies available now:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation/Peers for Progress – Peers for Progress, associated with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF) during this project, partnered with the Alivio Medical Center to provide peer support to low income, disadvantaged adults in Chicago, Illinois.
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators – implemented and evaluated diabetes self-management support programs that augment the already existing diabetes self-management education programs at four Federally Qualified Health Centers.
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators – Phase 2 – The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) aimed to provide culturally appropriate diabetes education, ongoing support for diabetes self-management, and create an operationalized model of diabetes self-management support (DSMS) in this phase of their efforts.
  • American Pharmacists Association Foundation – adapted and expanded the evidence-based Asheville Project model to patients covered by public and private health insurance in 25 communities heavily affected by diabetes. In this model, patients receive diabetes education and then are teamed with community-based pharmacists who make sure they use their medications correctly.
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative – worked with partners, including four churches, one community-based organization and three clinical partners, to implement the Health Wise Woman Diabetes Management Project.
  • Camden Coalition of Heathcare Providers: Integrated Diabetes Care Program – Using a team of nurses, Community Health Workers, practice coaches, and other specialists, the Coalition sought to strengthen diabetes care directly through care management for the most complex patients, in primary care offices, and in classes for diabetes self-management.
  • Colorado University: EPiC-4DM – The EPiC-4DM Project aimed to address the large health disparity among minority populations with Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, and Diabetes distress in Denver, Colorado.
  • Duke University Medical Center: The Durham Diabetes Coalition – Through a specially enabled informatics system, visual maps revealed disproportion in the prevalence of diabetes among Durham County residents. Through this innovative system, patients of high need were identified and interventions were then implemented to meet the specific needs of patients.
  • East Carolina University – ECU has lead two projects: EMPOWER and COMRADE. EMPOWER was a randomized controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of using Community Health Workers to provide a tailored small behavioral changes approach, in conjunction with ongoing diabetes self-management support (DSMS), with a mail-only diabetes self-management education (DSME) information approach. COMRADE implemented an individually-tailored, stepped-care intervention for patients experiencing uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and distress or depression.
  • Feeding America – through collaborations with healthcare providers and community partners, this project strengthened the support system for individuals facing diabetes and food insecurity.
  • Health Choice Network of Florida – The Health Choice Network (HCN) is a not-for-profit organization that collaborates with community health centers to develop, coordinate, and implement strategic health initiatives.
  • Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health – sought to address the urgent need for American Indian youth-focused, culturally-appropriate diabetes care and improve health outcomes within four communities.
  • National Council on Aging – sought to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program, set the conditions to bring the implementation to scale at a national level, and demonstrate a business case for implementing the DSMP
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center – sought to identify diabetes patients that had fallen out of treatment and reengage them in comprehensive primary care and diabetes self-management education (DSME).
  • United Hospital Fund – brought together and drew on the strengths of medical providers, community organizations, senior organizations, and seniors themselves to create a unique model of diabetes care for seniors that has been effective in engaging seniors in controlling their diabetes.
  • United Neighborhood Health Services – developed and implemented the East Community Women’s Diabetes Control Initiative, a seven component intervention bringing together patients, providers, the clinic system, family and social supports, and community resources.
  • University of Michigan – The University of Michigan’s Department of Medical Education (DME) in an effort to implement effective and culturally-tailored approaches to diabetes self-management implemented a community-based participatory approach to addressing diabetes and distress.
  • University of Virginia – evaluated whether a comprehensive clinic- and community-based self-management support program, Call2Health, could improve the outcomes for rural and under served African-American women with type 2 diabetes.
  • Whittier Street Health Center – implemented a Diabetes Care Coordination Program to connect 150 African-American women living in public housing in Roxbury with comprehensive diabetes management.

Case studies coming soon:

  • The Mississippi Public Health Institute