Resources

  • Preventdiabeteskc.com
    • Find a Diabetes Prevention Program near you in the Kansas City Metro area. Classes are offered in English, Spanish and Nepali.
  • DoIHavePrediabetes.org
    • 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes. Find out if you have prediabetes by taking the test now. You won’t regret it.
  • CDC’s 2017 Diabetes Report Card
    • The Diabetes Report Card is published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) every 2 years to provide current information on the status of diabetes in the United States. It includes the most recent information and data available about diabetes, gestational diabetes, prediabetes, preventive care practices, risk factors, quality of care, diabetes outcomes, and, to the extent possible, national and state trends.
  • Prevent Diabetes STAT-Toolkit
    • A guide to refer patients with prediabetes to an evidence-based diabetes prevention program.
  • Million Hearts
    • Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States. Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, many of them fatal. On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes. Million Hearts is a national initiative with an ambitious goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services co-lead the initiative on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
    • KHC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to transforming health care through patient-centered initiatives that improve quality, safety and value. KHC was formed in 2008 by the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Medical Society to act as a resource and continually enhance care provided to Kansans and to become the trusted source for relevant and meaningful health care quality improvement education, evaluation and measurement.
  • The 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence Into Action
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with health care purchasers, payers, and providers to improve health and control health care costs. CDC provides these partners with rigorous evidence about high-burden health conditions and associated interventions to inform their decisions to have the greatest health and cost impact. This initiative aligns evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment and delivery models.

 

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