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DHPE Webinar on Piloting a Diabetes Self-management Curriculum in County Health Departments

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Diabetes Self Management Education in Mississippi’s County-Level Public Health Clinics

When: November 14, 2013, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Register for this Webinar (complimentary for DHPE members)

Presenter: Spencer Willis, MA, CHES
Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) Fellow
Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Preventive Health, Jackson, Mississippi

In 2010, Mississippi ranked the 2nd highest in the United States for overall diabetes prevalence.  270,000 persons or 12% of the state’s population have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes including 926 diabetes-related deaths.  There is an increase of Mississippians living with type 2 diabetes complications that include: lower extremity amputations, end stage renal disease, blindness, loss of protective sensation, and heart disease.   The financial impact of diabetes is significant.  Medical expenditures for persons with diabetes are 2.3 times higher than those without the disease.

Helping persons with diabetes better manage their disease could reduce the morbidity, mortality and financial costs resulting from diabetes complications.   This webinar will provide an overview of the Mississippi State Department of Health’s efforts to address the burden of diabetes through a diabetes self-management education (DSME) pilot program. 
 At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the burden of diabetes in Mississippi and understand the importance of diabetes self-management education.
  2. Identify key components to successfully pilot a diabetes self-management curriculum in county health departments.
  3. Describe the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ DSME reimbursement policy.

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