KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Join Prediabetes or Diabetes Learning Collaboratives to Improve Patient Outcomes

Join Prediabetes or Diabetes Learning Collaboratives to Improve Patient Outcomes

Kentucky REC, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Public Health, is working with practices statewide on improving health and outcomes for patients with prediabetes or diabetes.
PREDIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
JANUARY 1, 2023 — DEC 31, 2023
  • Receive monthly technical assistance, group monthly calls and quarterly webinars, with monthly reporting
  • Educate patients on diabetes prevention, refer interested patients to National Diabetes Prevention Program classes
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Financial Support: Receive $1500 quarterly practice payments
DIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE 3
JANUARY 1, 2023 — DEC 31, 2023
  • Open to any practices, FQHCs or RHCs and Healthy Living with Diabetes teams
  • Attend three learning sessions, and monthly educational webinars
  • Do small tests of change (PDSA cycles) to improve outcomes for adult patients diagnosed with diabetes
  • Report monthly, attend summative congress
  • Receive 4 practice payments of $1,500

HERE is a flyer with all the grant opportunities listed.

HERE is the application for the Prediabetes Learning Collaborative.

HERE is the application for the Diabetes Learning Collaborative.

Contact us at Kentucky REC or 859-323-3090 to learn more.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING AUG 25 – DIABETES PREVENTION LEARNING COLLABORATIVE

The Kentucky Department of Public Health (DPH) is embarking on our third Kentucky Diabetes Learning Collaborative with the Kentucky Regional Extension Center (KY REC) to improve clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes. We are also hosting a full Diabetes Prevention Learning Collaborative to improve outcomes for patients with prediabetes.

Diabetes Prevention Learning Collaborative
Informal Call for Interested Practices and Providers
Thursday, August 25, 2022 12-1 pm EST

Contact us for the ZOOM Link and more information at (859) 323-3090 or email us at KYRec@uky.edu.

The purpose of the informational call is to provide an overview of the 2023 Kentucky Diabetes Learning Collaborative 3 starting in February 2023 and Kentucky Diabetes Prevention Learning Collaborative starting in January 2023.

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be a Kentucky based health care location
  • Have 100-300 adult patients with diabetes or prediabetes
  • Must have time and motivation to participate in a year long project
  • Deadline for interested practices to apply is September 9, 2022

Our previous Kentucky Diabetes Learning Collaboratives were very successful despite the pressures of the pandemic. Applicants chosen to participate can receive up to $6,000 in practice payments based on meeting certain project deliverables. Not only can you improve outcomes for your patients with diabetes or prediabetes but you can also improve your eCQM, HEDIS, UDS, QPP or MIPS score around diabetes.

Information on Diabetes Learning Collaborative
Application for Diabetes Learning Collaborative
Information on Pre-diabetes Learning Collaborative
Application for Pre-diabetes Learning Collaborative

Contact us for the ZOOM Link and more information at (859) 323-3090 or email us at KYRec@uky.edu.

WANT TO IMPROVE STROKE CARE & OUTCOMES? GRANT PROGRAM AVAILABLE

Join us in improving health outcomes for people of the Commonwealth!

The University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Kentucky Department of Public Health were awarded a Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Grant in 2021. As the lead organizations in the project, we are working together to expand Kentucky’s existing efforts to improve stroke-related health outcomes by working with Kentucky health care systems and community providers to implement comprehensive stroke systems for those at highest risk for stroke, as well as those who have had a stroke.

We are looking for partners in primary care offices to leverage electronic health records and health information technology to identify patients at highest risk for stroke, such as those with a personal history of stroke and those with uncontrolled hypertension. Under the unified goal of preventing stroke, uncontrolled high blood pressure is one of the highest indicators for stroke risk, and is a significant issue throughout Kentucky. As a participant in the strategy, the Coverdell team will be offering technical assistance to help your staff prevent stroke in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, as well as improve outcomes for patients who have had a stroke.

Benefits of participation include:

EHR technical assistance to help identify patients with uncontrolled hypertension
Assistance from the Coverdell Team and DPH in establishing and participation in the Care Collaborative
FREE Blood Pressure Monitors and Cuffs
Process improvement assistance to implement and sustain initiative
Technical assistance to track and measure improvements in patient population

Along with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, we will be providing CARE Collaborative training for your staff. The CARE Collaborative is an educational encounter between a healthcare extender and the patient that helps them identify their blood pressure zone and provides them with the tools to reduce their risk of stroke by lowering their blood pressure. You can find more information on the CARE Collaborative HERE.

Be a part of the inaugural Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Grant award for Kentucky!

Contact us at Kentucky REC or 859-323-3090 to learn more.

GRANT FUNDED HYPERTENSION LEARNING COLLABORATIVE STARTS JULY 2022!

JUST A FEW SPACES REMAINING – Contact us now! Kentucky REC or 859-323-3090

The Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program at the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) recently received a multi-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve hypertension clinical outcomes. One of the strategies Kentucky has chosen focuses on the implementation of a robust clinical quality improvement Hypertension Learning Collaborative (HLC).

This Collaborative will be a 12-month process by which health care organizations come together to learn from one another, and from experts in the field, and then undertake small tests of change to reach self-identified objectives within their own organizations. The focus for the HLC will be to assist health care organizations make “breakthrough” increases in the adoption and use of clinical systems and care practices to improve health outcomes in adults with uncontrolled hypertension. Targeted clinical outcomes will include improvement in blood pressure control and use of statin therapy. Clinical system changes will include: clinical decision support within the EHR for Cardiovascular Assessment; Risk Reduction; and Education Collaborative Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (CARE SMBP) referral; the establishment of bi-directional referral processes with CARE SMBP providers; and other evidence-based care practices.

HYPERTENSION LEARNING COLLABORATIVE HIGHLIGHTS
JULY 2022 — JULY 2023
    • Receive monthly technical assistance, monthly webinars and quarterly Learning Sessions, with regular reporting
    • Educate patients on options for blood pressure screening, refer interested patients to Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Local Health Department
    • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodologies
    • Financial Support: $1500 quarterly

 

HERE is a flyer with all the grant opportunities listed.

Contact us at Kentucky REC or 859-323-3090 to learn more.

SAVE THE DATE! HYBRID DEC 8 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – WITH KHIE

SAVE THE DATE! DECEMBER 8, 2022 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference – With KHIE

During our day together, we’ll discuss quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital and ambulatory administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. We’ll have both in person and virtual options.

Details, Agenda, and Registration Coming Soon!

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

WANTING TO IMPROVE CHRONIC DISEASE OUTCOMES? KENTUCKY REC GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Kentucky REC, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Public Health, is working with practices statewide on improving health and outcomes for patients with chronic illnesses.
IMPROVE PEDIATRIC ASTHMA CARE
PRESENT — JUNE 30, 2023
  • Advisory support for Quality Improvement & Practice Tools
  • Access to Asthma Self-Management Education and Support Resources
  • Training opportunities for participating clinicians and staff
  • Financial support: $2,500 for participation now thru June 2023
PREDIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE PILOT
JULY 1, 2022 — DEC 31, 2022
  • Receive monthly technical assistance, group monthly calls and quarterly webinars, with monthly reporting
  • Educate patients on Diabetes prevention, refer interested patients to National Diabetes Prevention Program classes
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Financial Support: Two $1500 quarterly practice payments
PREDIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
JANUARY 1, 2023 — DEC 31, 2023
  • Receive monthly technical assistance, group monthly calls and quarterly webinars, with monthly reporting
  • Educate patients on Diabetes prevention, refer interested patients to National Diabetes Prevention Program classes
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Financial Support: Receive $1500 quarterly practice payments
DIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE 3
JANUARY 1, 2023 — DEC 31, 2023
  • Open to any practices, FQHCs or RHCs and Healthy Living with Diabetes teams
  • Attend three learning sessions, and monthly educational webinars
  • Do small tests of change (PDSA cycles) to improve outcomes for adult patients diagnosed with diabetes
  • Report monthly, attend summative congress
  • Receive 4 practice payments of $1,500
HYPERTENSION LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
JULY 1, 2022 — JUNE 30, 2023
  • Receive monthly technical assistance, monthly webinars and quarterly Learning Sessions, regular reporting
  • Educate patients on options for blood pressure screening, refer interested patients to Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Local Health Department
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Financial Support: $1500 quarterly
BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING PROJECT
JULY 1, 2022 — JUNE 30, 2023
  • Receive monthly technical assistance, report monthly (screening rate and additional data elements)
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Educate patients on options for breast and cervical screening
  • For patients interested refer for mammogram and complete pap
  • Financial Support: TBD based on clinic size
COLON CANCER SCREENING PROJECT
JULY 1, 2022 — JUNE 30, 2023
  • Receive monthly technical assistance and quarterly Learning Sessions, with monthly reporting
  • Educate patients on options for colon cancer screening
  • For patients interested, refer for FIT, Cologuard or Colonoscopy
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Financial Support: TBD based on clinic size

HERE is a flyer with all the grant opportunities listed.

HERE is a flyer featuring the Prediabetes Collaborative opportunities.

Contact us at Kentucky REC or 859-323-3090 to learn more.