This is the first of four webinars in our Fall 2021 Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations (S&VP): A National Learning Series.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Enabling Services staff and how SDOH impacts diabetes management for special & vulnerable populations (S&VP)
2. Describe 5 roles the Enabling Services staff can play on the health care team for S&VP
3. Introduce tools and resources to address health equity, the relationship to quality, and population health management for S&VP
NTTAP Collaborating Partners:
- Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
- Health Outreach Partners (HOP)
- MHP Salud
Diabetes affects more than 34 million people in the United States. Multi-tiered efforts to prevent, treat and manage diabetes are critical in reducing the burden of diabetes, particularly for special and vulnerable populations, which have unique characteristics that affect culturally and linguistically competent health care access and utilization. According to 2018 Uniform Data System (UDS), diabetes poses a unique challenge for the HRSA Health Center Program because 1 of 7 patients has diabetes and nearly 1 in 3 of those has uncontrolled diabetes.
To combat and continue the national conversation around diabetes control, 14 National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAP) organizations formed the Special and Vulnerable Populations Diabetes Task Force to engage health centers, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) to increase knowledge of effective strategies to prevent, treat, and manage diabetes among people experiencing homelessness, residents of public housing, migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, school-aged children, older adults, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, LGBTQIA+ people, and other Health Center Program patients.