University of Pittsburgh
Partners in Health Diabetes Self Management Education Program
Sharlene Emerson; Kristine Ruppert; Gretchen Piatt
Location of the project:
October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2013
With the increasing of diabetes incidence and resource constraints worldwide, it is increasingly important to develop and evaluate low-cost interventions in high risk communities. The proposed study will determine if integrating community workers (CW) in rural, underserved communities to provide self-management support will improve patient outcomes. This intervention will be compared with standard diabetes self-management education, which is not supported by CW. Training, a web-site and supervision from diabetes educators will be available to the CW as an ongoing resource. We will evaluate patient outcomes, CW satisfaction and retention rates, and the long term impact and sustainability of the project.
BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.