Diabetes and hypertension are both major public health issues in the United States. According to the CDC, more than 29 million people have diabetes (and another 86 million are living with prediabetes), and about 75 million people have hypertension. According to the 2016 UDS, 14% of community health center (CHC) patients have diabetes and 26% have hypertension. Of those patients, approximately 32% have uncontrolled diabetes and 38% have uncontrolled hypertension. CHCs in Region X report data that is consistent with CHCs nationally. Chronic disease prevention and management require understanding a myriad of risk and protective factors and knowing how to leverage tools and resources from multiple sectors, including public health, behavioral health, and health care to promote good health.
In this ten-part webinar series, participants will cover a variety of topics that promote and inform community health-driven chronic disease prevention and self-management methods and practices. There will be one 60-minute webinar each month throughout the 2018 calendar year that will examine a different topic (with the exception of May and October 2018). The webinar series will be a blend of didactic trainings and interactive conversations to share ideas and ask questions.
Anyone part of the care team is encouraged to join this webinar series, including clinicians, mid-level staff and managers, case managers, support staff, community-facing leaders and staff, and providers. Care teams that jointly participate in the series will benefit greatly.
Webinar topics include:
- January 31, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Overview of Hypertension and Impact on Public Health and Primary Care
- February 28, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Overview of Diabetes and Impact on Public Health and Primary Care
- March 28, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Focus on Prevention: Healthy Eating, Active Living
- April 25, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Care Coordination: The Role of the Clinician
- June 27, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Care Coordination: The Role of Enabling Services
- July 25, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Behavioral Health and Chronic Disease Management
- August 29, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Patient Engagement and Motivational Interviewing
- September 26, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Tools to Support Behavior Change in Chronic Disease Management
- November 28, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Partnering to Promote Health
- December 19, 2018 from 12-1 PM PT: Conclusion – Sharing Best Practices of What Works
Additional information and registration available HERE.
You may only register for the entire webinar series. If you are registering after sessions in this webinar series have already taken place you will be emailed those recordings.