COVID-19 has changed healthcare in many ways and has delayed chronic disease management for many patients. Patients needing follow-up appointments for their chronic disease were not able to schedule appointments due to decrease in in-person visits, laboratory closures for routine testing, and less access to community-based programs.
Our program over the next few months will share evidence based practices and innovative strategies that have emerged to improve prevention and management of chronic disease and outcomes.
Upon completion of this educational series, participants will be able to:
- Participants will develop deeper understanding of best practices and evidence-based tools for prevention and management of hypertension, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and diabetes,
- Participants will enhance their knowledge of Million Hearts, TAKEHeart and IPRO QIN-QIO tools for increasing referrals to and participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs, and
- Participants will enhance their knowledge about chronic disease health disparities and the best practices for addressing these disparities, to support better health outcomes.
Audience: Partnership for Community Health, Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, physician practices, and community-based organizations.
|Date||Session Topic/Slides||Description||Registration Link|
|2/28 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM||Management of Patients with Chronic Conditions: Heart Health||Almost half of adults in the United States live with hypertension, and many do not know it. High blood pressure is a leading cause and a controllable risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Despite the many benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation, enrollment remains quite low –nationally, only 10% to 34% of eligible patients enroll. |
Join us to recognize National Heart Month and receive important updates from the Million Hearts® campaign. Our speaker, Haley Stolp, MPH, from Million Hearts®, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will talk about the evidence-based tools and resources that are available to support hypertension control and cardiac rehabilitation participation.
|3/15 @ 11:00-11:30 AM||Learning Circle: Heart Health||Review and Check-in|
|3/29 @ 11:00 – 12:00 PM||Management of Patients with Chronic Conditions: Kidney Health: CKD||CKD affects more than 1 in 7 U.S. adults. For patients with diabetes or high blood pressure, the risk for CKD is even greater. |
Interventions that can slow progression of CKD include early identification, controlling blood pressure, controlling blood glucose, reducing albuminuria, eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Join us to learn more about early identification of CKD, treatment and monitoring progression, and delivering patient-centered care.
|4/12 @ 12:00-1:00 PM||Management of Patients with Chronic Conditions: Diabetes||37 million adults live with diabetes in the United States, and it is the seventh leading cause of death. |
Join us to learn more about Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). DSME provides an evidence-based foundation to empower people with diabetes to navigate self-management decisions and activities.
|4/26 @ 12:00-12:30 PM||Learning Circle: |
|Review and Check-in|
|5/10 @ 12:00-1:00 PM||Management of Patients with Chronic Conditions: Heart Health – |
|Despite the many benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation, enrollment remains quite low – nationally, only 10% to 34% of eligible patients enroll. |
Join us to learn more about tools to support awareness of the value of Cardiac Rehabilitation with patients, reduce barriers to participation, and implement evidence-based interventions.