MSDH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
The Mississippi Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is a federally funded state-based program established for the purpose of reducing the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Mississippi and increasing the quality of life for all persons.
The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) will effect positive change by offering training and education that will allow Mississippians to better self-manage diabetes and other chronic diseases. The DPCP will foster opportunities to link the community to available services that otherwise are underutilized by collaborating with health systems, community leaders, coalitions and other organizations. The DPCP will strive to implement and offer Diabetes Self - Management Education and Support, The National Diabetes Prevention Program, and increase access to AADE and ADA recognized programs as a catalyst to improve services to people with or at risk for diabetes, and to enhance the quality of life for all Mississippians.
The target population for this domain embraces all Mississippi residents with an emphasis on areas with the highest prevalence of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. To reach the medically underserved and those seeking services through safety net healthcare providers, DPCP will utilize established internal and external partners. Opportunities to work with both local and national organizations will be leveraged for a focused impact. Specific program goals and activities include:
Promote awareness of pre-diabetes among people at high risk for type 2 diabetes
Promote participation in American Diabetes Association (ADA)-recognized, American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)-accredited, state-accredited/certified, and/or Stanford licensed diabetes self-management programs (DSMP)
Increase use of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support programs in communities
Increase the use of lifestyle intervention programs in community settings for the prevention of type 2 diabetes
Increase the use of healthcare extenders in the community to support self-management of high blood pressure and diabetes
Increase the use of Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs (CDSMP) and Diabetes Self-Management Programs (DSMP) in communities
Implement policies, processes, and protocols in schools to meet the management and care needs of students with diabetes and other chronic conditions
Competitive mini-grants are awarded to community-based and faith-based organizations to collaborate with the MSDH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program in the work of preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes and improving the quality of life for those who already have type 2 diabetes. Award amounts vary.
Provides periodic updates which document the burden of diabetes on the state and informs the decision making process for implementing diabetes interventions and services. It includes detailed surveillance information on diabetes prevalence, diabetes mortality, diabetes risk factors, diabetes complications and diabetes costs. Data is presented by age, race, gender, and income.
The MSDH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program works with partners to keep diabetes health care providers up-to-date on clinical practice recommendations for preventing and managing diabetes. Educational events are usually scheduled for one to two days and are held in different parts of the state. Continuing education units are offered for the health care professionals who attend.
The MSDH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program partners with community organizations to develop county or regional diabetes coalitions. The coalitions serve as the infrastructure for diabetes assessment, intervention, and evaluation activities at the local level.
The biannual conference "Empowering Communities for a Healthy Mississippi" is sponsored by the MSDH Office of Preventive Health. The conference seeks to provide information on health care issues that will foster healthier communities.
Links referenced on this page
|Recognized/Accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Programs in Mississippi||https://diabetescoalition-ms.org/accredited-programs/|
|Stanford Diabetes Self Management Program||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,296,474,html ok|
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