The Idaho Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) Program is looking to partner with and support outpatient primary care practices in Idaho! The DHDSP Program will release a competitive funding opportunity on July 15, 2021, and fund up to two (2) healthcare organizations to implement evidence-based interventions to prevent and manage diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Why apply for funding?
The DHDSP Program provides full access to an experienced, clinical quality improvement contractor to support clinics throughout implementation. Funded clinics also benefit from a baseline assessment, an independent chart review on select clinical quality measures, access to data visualizations, and the ability to adapt implementation strategies to meet the needs of their clinic and patient population.
Healthcare organizations partnering with the DHDSP Program and receiving technical assistance from the quality improvement contractor have seen several successes over the past two years, even through a global pandemic, including:
- Decreased the percentage of patients with uncontrolled diabetes by 3.4%
- At baseline, 72% of select clinical quality measures were assessed as accurate through an independent chart review. Since baseline, this has increased to 100% – all EHR reports validated!
- Over the past 6 months, referrals to National Diabetes Prevention Programs have tripled while referrals to Diabetes Self-Management and Education/Support Program (DSMES) have doubled.
What our current partners are saying?
“[The subgrant] has enabled us to create and develop our Chronic Care Management program. It has been so rewarding to see the excitement in my patients when they get a lower A1C result, BP improvement, and weight loss.”
“We want our DSMES program to be sustainable and integrated into the health system. The grant structure (figuring out billing, referrals, tracking, communication) will all help to meet the needs of providers, educators, and patients.”
How can I learn more about the funding opportunity?
To receive email notification when the funding opportunity is released, or for questions, email Mara Stauss, Health Program Specialist, at email@example.com. The DHDSP Program will release the competitive funding opportunity on July 15, 2021, available at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/providers.