Diabetes Ten City Challenge

The Background

The Background

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.

Key Objectives:

  1. Assess the economic and clinical outcomes for of a multisite community pharmacy health management program for patients with diabetes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Assess patient satisfaction with overall diabetes care and pharmacist care provided in the program.