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Diabetes Ten City Challenge
The Diabetes Ten City Challenge was modeled after other highly successful programs, including the Asheville Project in North Carolina, a diabetes self-management program started in 1997 that has proven to improve overall health, reduce absenteeism, shorten hospital stays and reduce health care costs. The Diabetes Ten City Challenge was the first-ever national pilot seeking to prove this model can be used effectively anywhere in the country.
- Assess the economic and clinical outcomes for of a multisite community pharmacy health management program for patients with diabetes.
- Implement an employer-funded, collaborative health management program using community-based pharmacist coaching, evidenced-based diabetes care guidelines, and self-management strategies designed to keep patients with diabetes healthy and productive.
- Implement the patient self-management training and assessment credential that equips patients with the knowledge, skills, and performance monitoring priorities needed to actively participate in managing their diabetes.
- Assess patient satisfaction with overall diabetes care and pharmacist care provided in the program.