Improving Diabetes Centers Capacity to address Inequities
Date & Time
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
In Pursuit of Equity

There are persistent inequities in diabetes outcomes and processes, but limited standard guidance on how diabetes centers can operationalize health equity programs. Speakers will share results from a national survey of health equity capacity of diabetes centers ranging from small practices to large regional centers. This session will highlight actionable examples and insights from a coordinating center and funding organization perspective on strategies to achieve diabetes health equity transformation.
Survey results supported the health equity capacity and culture transformation of the centers using a five-pronged approach. These efforts led to a 20%-point culture improvement in adult practices and a 33% improvement in pediatric practices.

T1DX-QI is supported by the Leona M. and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust, which seeks to create an ecosystem that takes care of the whole person living with diabetes, and is currently employing a multipronged approach to address inequities in use of continuous glucose monitors. This session will highlight lessons learned from building a culture of health equity in diabetes across the country.

Osagie Ebekozien Laurel Koester