Why Diabetes?

The rate of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the United States has begun to fall, but the numbers are still very high. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes. Individuals with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, kidney disease, blindness, depression and other chronic diseases (CDC, 2016).

PROGRAM

What We Do

RCHC’s 4-Point Evidence-Based Care (EBC) program on diabetes management includes shared clinical guidelines for management of type 2 diabetes, clinical decision support tools, sharing of best practices, and quality improvement and population health support in the form of trainings.

Guidelines and Protocols

RCHC Diabetes Management Guideline

RCHC Diabetes Management Medication Titration Algorithm

Clinical Decision Support

Under Development

Promising Practices

Under Development

Trainings

RCHC Training Calendar

Who We Serve

We serve the 13 participating health centers and over 185,000 health center patients from 5 counties: Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo.

Health Centers: Alexander Valley Healthcare, Anderson Valley Health Center, Coastal Health Alliance, CommuniCare Health Centers, Marin City Health and Wellness, Marin Community Clinics, OLE Health, Petaluma Health Center, Ritter Center, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, West County Health Centers, and Winters Healthcare Foundation.

Funders

This project is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Project Timeline

August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2019

Measures

Outcome Measures
Diabetes – HgbA1c Control

PROJECT PARTNERS

Health Centers:

  • Alexander Valley Healthcare
  • Anderson Valley Health Center
  • Coastal Health Alliance
  • CommuniCare Health Centers
  • Marin City Health and Wellness
  • Marin Community Clinics
  • OLE Health
  • Petaluma Health Center
  • Ritter Center
  • Santa Rosa Community Health Centers
  • Sonoma Valley Community Health Center
  • West County Health Centers
  • Winters Healthcare Foundation

Strategic Partners:

  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

PROJECT CONTACT

For more information, please contact Michelle Rosaschi.

ALIGNMENT WITH OTHER INITIATIVES

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND COMPANION DOCUMENTS