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• Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) affects 11% of U.S. adults

• Additional 35% considered pre-diabetic, at-risk for developing T2DM1

• Bellevue Hospital and the VA NY Harbor Hospital disproportionately affected: 2x the prevalence in the general population, and increasing2

• Only 55% of adults receive recommended preventive services3

Panel management: each care team is responsible for preventive care, disease management, and acute care of a patient panel

Community health worker (CHW): non-clinical frontline public health professional trained in behavioral counseling, care follow-up, program referrals, and health education4-8

• Come from the community that they serve, so they can offer ongoing social support, key to successful behavior change9-12

• CHW interventions have been shown to improve diabetes outcomes and progression to diabetes13

• Lack of literature on integrating CHWs on a larger scale into a clinical care team

CHORD study: Community Health Outreach to Reduce Diabetes

• Randomized controlled intervention trial to assess the efficacy of integrating CHWs into primary care teams at Bellevue and the VA to prevent T2DM in pre-diabetic patients

• Present study is a baseline assessment in preparation for the CHORD study

Publication Date

10-24-2017

Keywords

Baseline Assessment of Providers' Perspectives on Integrating Community Health Workers into Primary Care Teams to Improve Diabetes Prevention, College within a college, CWIC, Thomas Jefferson University

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Baseline Assessment of Providers' Perspectives on Integrating Community Health Workers into Primary Care Teams to Improve Diabetes Prevention

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