Project IMPACT: Diabetes
Launched in 2010, Project IMPACT: Diabetes is the first national diabetes self-management program conducted by the APhA Foundation in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative that is specifically designed to improve the health of underserved populations with limited access to quality care in 25 participating communities disproportionately affected by diabetes.
Project IMPACT: Diabetes transformed health care delivery in local communities and improved patient outcomes. Through the proven collaborative care model developed and used by the APhA Foundation for nearly two decades, patients became better informed and learned how to self-manage their condition, which resulted in an improvement in overall health and reduced their risk of major complications associated with diabetes, including kidney disease, amputations and blindness.
Final results were e-published and appear in the September/October 2014 print edition of JAPhA. Visit our publications page to view the articles. To hear reflections on Project IMPACT: Diabetes from pharmacists involved, click here. To view more of our work in addressing diabetes through overcoming therapeutic inertia, click here!