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  • Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention

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    Improving the Health of Americans

    through the Prevention and Management

    of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke

    Overview
    More than 34 million American have diabetes. Another 88 million US adults,1 in 3, have prediabetes, and 90% of them do not know they have it. A person with prediabetes is at high risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
     
    Project Background
    Kansas Healthcare Collaborative is continuing to partner with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Health Promotion to implement clinical strategies for management and prevention of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke.
     
    Eligibility
    In collaboration with KDHE, KHC is looking to provide assistance to additional providers/health systems interested improving chronic conditions.   Priority will be given to those clinics who serve high priority or underserved populations.
     
    Clinic Responsibilities
    • Commitment to implementing evidence-based strategies, reviewing/reporting data monthly and meeting monthly (virtually or in person) with a member of the KHC team to review progress towards goals.
    • Provide baseline data covering at least one year prior to the start of the project.
    • Participate in annual assessment(s) to monitor clinics progress on improving outcomes, planning and implementation of strategies.
    • Provide data monthly as appropriate for project (Statin Therapy, Diabetes A1c Poor Control, Controlling High Blood Pressure).
    • Demonstration of outcomes/interventions. Ex. story board (templates provided)
    • Barring unforeseen circumstances, the clinic should not plan to change their EMR systems or ownership for at least a year. If they are, how they will document the plan to continue participation during this time is needed.
    KHC Responsibilities
    1. Assigned a dedicated Quality Improvement Advisory QIA) to be available to provide consultation services to clinic and be available to meet (virtually or in person) at least monthly with provider/health system.
    2. Assess participating clinical practices workflows, PDSA ‘s and related QI tools
    3. Complete annual clinic assessments, collection of monthly data and review of follow-up reports.
    4. Serve as a liaison between the clinic and KDHE in coordinating resources available to clinics.
    Resources
    KDHE Chronic Disease
     
    CDC Diabetes
     
    CDC Diabetes and Prediabetes
     
    CDC Heart Disease Tools and Training
     
    Million Hearts
  • CHCSEK Healthy Heart Ambassador Program Sucess Story

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    In late 2021, Community Health Centers of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK), headquartered in Pittsburg, was awarded grant funding through the KDHE Community Health Worker Teams Program.  The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative provides technical assistance for that program in conjunction with KDHE.  As part of the grant, CHCSEK implemented the Healthy Heart Ambassador (HHA) program, which is a CDC recognized lifestyle change program and Self Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) program for patients with hypertension.  CHCSEK started their HHA program in February of 2022, not realizing that one year later, the HHA program would not only change the lives of their patients, but also the lives of their staff.
     
  • CHCSEK Healthy Heart Ambassador Sucess Story

     CHCSEK logo

    In late 2021, Community Health Centers of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK), headquartered in Pittsburg, was awarded grant funding through the KDHE Community Health Worker Teams Program.  The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative provides technical assistance for that program in conjunction with KDHE.  As part of the grant, CHCSEK implemented the Healthy Heart Ambassador (HHA) program, which is a CDC recognized lifestyle change program and Self Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) program for patients with hypertension.  CHCSEK started their HHA program in February of 2022, not realizing that one year later, the HHA program would not only change the lives of their patients, but also the lives of their staff.
  • KHC seeking clinicians for 2023 quality improvement opportunities

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    KHC is currently seeking clinicians and hospitals who are interested in participating in quality improvement initiatives to improve patient outcomes and prevent disease and disease progression.  KHC provides no-cost technical assistance to clinicians and hospitals participating in these initiatives.  Contact Mandy Johnson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.