Grant Opportunity: Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Research Study & Quality Improvement

The Kentucky Regional Extension Center, in partnership with The University of Kentucky College of Public Health and UK HealthCare Department of Family & Community Medicine are inviting you to apply to participate in a research study and learning collaborative to improve access and utilization of Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSMES) within the state of Kentucky.

DSMES is an evidence-based educational program that helps people with diabetes better control their blood sugar (improved hemoglobin A1c) and reduce diabetes-related complications and healthcare costs. DSMES is included in the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes current clinical practice guidelines. Despite this evidence, DSMES remains strikingly underutilized with fewer than 10% of eligible patients receiving this helpful service.

The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) “UP FOR IT” Learning Collaborative focuses on improving the referral process to DSMES services for clinics in Kentucky. It is part of a larger NIH-funded research project studying the adoption of practice facilitation and an electronic clinic-community referral system to increase DSMES utilization.

Selected organizations are eligible to receive up to $12,000 in client practice payments to help offset the costs of participation in terms of time, administrative support, data collection/reporting, provider/staff training.

Interested organizations are asked to submit a COMPLETED APPLICATION by 12pm EDT FRIDAY, MARCH 17th, 2024 HERE.

For questions concerning the collaborative or the application, contact Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

See THIS DOCUMENT for additional details on this grant-funded research study opportunity.

Watch the recording from the Info Call held on 2/17/23 HERE.

Contact the experts at Kentucky REC with all your quality improvement questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.