Project IMPACT: Diabetes
About the Participants
Project IMPACT: Diabetes took root in 25 diverse communities in 17 states across the United States.
Participating organizations included community and university-affiliated pharmacies, self-insured employers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs), and free clinics.
Participating patients range from the homeless to farm workers to school teachers and more. Target patient populations were identified based on the following criteria:
- Geographic areas with a high incidence of diabetes
- Patients with sub-optimal hemoglobin A1C and other outcomes
- Patients with limited access to quality diabetes care
- Communities with socioeconomic challenges and other factors that impact patient access to care.
About the Communities
Each Project IMPACT community consists of unique local partners who come together with the goal of improving the health of people with diabetes. These partners are located in a single geography and care for a defined patient population.
About the Experts
The APhA Foundation Research Staff along with three selected Community Champions oversee the design, implementation and management of the project.
Paramount Farms, the largest grower and processor of pistachios in the world, teamed up with independently-owned Komoto Pharmacy to bring one-on-one diabetes care to the workplace.
University of Mississippi
Pharmacists from the University of Mississippi College of Pharmacy partnered with a physician who has a diabetes-only practice to collaboratively examine patients, provide education, and manage diabetes care.
Variety Care is a federally qualified health center that serves an uninsured, predominantly Hispanic population in Oklahoma City, OK.