Grant Opportunity: Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Research Study & Quality Improvement
Info Call: Feb 17 2023 12 Noon ET

The Kentucky Regional Extension Center, in partnership with The University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and UK HealthCare Department of Family & Community Medicine, invites you to an informational call to learn more about an exciting opportunity to participate in the UP FOR IT Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Learning Collaborative.

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 strikingly underutilized, with fewer than 10% of eligible patients receiving this helpful service. This 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.

Join our informational call on February, 17th, 2023 at 12pm ET to learn more about how your healthcare organization can apply to participate.

HERE is an interest form to fill out and send to schedule a conversation about this opportunity.

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