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.

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.

DEC 2 ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED PRESENTATION: HIPAA SECURITY


DECEMBER 2, 2021 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center

FEATURED PRESENTATION – HIPAA SECURITY: Proper Safeguards are the Key to Passing an Audit

The HIPAA Security Rule is made up of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that all covered entities are required to implement. If ever audited by OCR, a covered entity would need to prove that these safeguards are in place. Kentucky REC expert advisor Amy Daley will cover the safeguards required in detail, with examples for each.

View our Agenda

During our day together, we’ll have guest speakers, along with presentations on quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. Our valued partners at KHIE, the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, will be presenting along with us.

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually. All registrants will receive links to session recordings after the event.

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

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.

DEC 2 ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED SPEAKER – JESSICA SASS, UK HEALTHCARE

 


DECEMBER 2, 2021 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center

FEATURED SPEAKER – JESSICA SASS, UK HEALTHCARE Deputy Executive Director
Implementing Population Health Management at UK Healthcare

As the leading academic-based medical center in the state and one of the largest referral centers in the nation, UK Healthcare has a mission to improve the overall health and well-being of Kentuckians across the Commonwealth and beyond. This presentation will encompass a case study of the strategic goals and implementation processes in developing a robust Population Health Management program within an Academic Medical Center and will identify elements critical for scaling and implementation across multiple care settings.

Jessica Sass is Director of Ambulatory Population Health at UKHC as well as a Nurse Practitioner for Family & Community Medicine. The focus of Sass’s work has been on transformative care, population health, care transitions and quality improvement.

She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Kentucky. Prior to this, she earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Missouri Western State College. Licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse since 2004, she has worked in various care settings which include a critical access hospital in rural Northeast Kansas, providing care in the primary care clinic, emergency department and inpatient setting; the county health department in the Women’s Health Program, an Urgent Care facility and a Level 1 trauma emergency department.

In addition, Sass completed a fellowship with the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program focused on leadership and management skills, the Chief Quality Officer Professional Development Program through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Agile Implementation Bootcamp through the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science (IU). She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Kentucky Association of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives.

View our Agenda HERE

During our day together, we’ll have guest speakers, along with presentations on quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. Our valued partners at KHIE, the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, will be presenting along with us.

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually. All registrants will receive links to session recordings after the event.

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

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.