Complementary Sectors and Partners

Montana Telehealth Diabetes Prevention Program
This short ASTHO publication gives an overview of the reintegration of public health and primary care in Montana. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and a community hospital partnered to offer a diabetes prevention program at the hospital and via telehealth.

Colorado Addresses Diabetes Disparities through Partnerships and a New Reimbursement Program
This ASTHO publication describes how Colorado addressed low socioeconomic states and race/ethnicity in diabetes outcomes by partnering with the American Association of Diabetes Educators and University of Colorado at Denver School of Pharmacy by initiating a new diabetes self-management education reimbursement demonstration program.

ASTHO Case Study: Healthy Hearts for Marylanders
This case study describes the collaboration in Maryland that provided technical assistance to Federally Qualified Health Centers across the state of Maryland. This technical assistance was intended to achieve improvements in outcomes related to the ABC's of heart health among patients diagnosed with diabetes.

ASTHO Case Study: Maryland P3 Program
The Patient Pharmacists Partnership in Maryland is intended to improve hypertension and diabetes prevention and control through medication therapy management. This case study gives an overview of the initiative, identifies key partners, and outlines next steps.

Referred Patient Resources
This website provides information and links that may be helpful for patients who have been recently referred to a diabetes educator. It explains what diabetes education is and emphasizes the importance of follow-up.

America's Diabetes Challenge
America’s Diabetes Challenge is a program from Merck, the American Diabetes Association, and iHeart Media that urges people with type 2 diabetes to pledge to work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goals (average blood glucose over the past 2-3 months). The program also encourages people to learn if they are at risk of low blood glucose, known as hypoglycemia, and how to help reduce that risk.

National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
These standards for diabetes education and support are reviewed and revised every five years by key stakeholders and experts within the diabetes education community. Ten standards in total are outlined.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Technical Assistance Guide
This guide from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors is focused specifically on Affordable Care Act-recognized and American Association of Diabetes Educators-accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education programs. It was originally intended for grantees and identifies key drivers for successful interventions, current gaps and needs, and barriers to implementing interventions.

Pathways to Diabetes Prevention
This document contains three brief case studies that highlight how organizations in Colorado created innovative referral systems to help individuals with diabetes.

Preventing type 2 Diabetes
This comprehensive resource from CDC and American Medical Association provides guidance for helping patients delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes through the use of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Information on engaging clinicians and patients; incorporating screening, testing, and referral into practice; and connecting clinics with Diabetes Prevention Program is covered in the toolkit. Handouts, infographics, and workflows are included.

Prevent Diabetes STAT
To help prevent type 2 diabetes, CDC and the American Medical Association have created a toolkit that healthcare teams can use as a guide to screen, test, and act today by referring patients to in-person or online diabetes prevention programs.

Provider Information and Referrals about Diabetes Education
Information on the benefit of diabetes education, as well as how to refer to and work with diabetes educations, is provided on this website. The materials and information are designed for physician and non-physician practitioners.

Diabetes Self-management Education and Support in type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Position Statement
This joint position statement from American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is intended to improve the patient experience of care and education surrounding type 2 diabetes and reduce diabetes-associated healthcare costs. A diabetes education algorithm is also provided.

Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry
This resource is intended to show how practitioners in the four disciplines of pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry can work collaboratively together and with other members of the healthcare team to prevent and treat diabetes.