This is the first of four webinars in our Fall 2020 Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of addressing gaps in health literacy across the lifespan for successful self-management of chronic conditions
2. Describe the impact of low health literacy on diabetes prevention and outcomes among special and vulnerable populations during COVID-19
3. Develop practical strategies to engage patients around their diabetes care during telehealth visits
NTTAP Collaborating Partners:
- Farmworker Justice (FJ)
- Health Outreach Partners (HOP)
- National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE)
Visit diabetes.aapcho.org for resources from our Spring 2020 series!
Diabetes affects more than 34 million people in the United States. Multi-tiered efforts to prevent, treat and manage diabetes are critical in reducing the burden of diabetes, particularly for special and vulnerable populations, which have unique characteristics that affect culturally and linguistically competent health care access and utilization. According to 2018 Uniform Data System (UDS), diabetes poses a unique challenge for the HRSA Health Center Program because 1 of 7 patients has diabetes and nearly 1 in 3 of those has uncontrolled diabetes.
To elevate the national conversation around diabetes, 14 National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP) organizations formed the Special and Vulnerable Populations Diabetes Task Force to engage health centers, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) to increase knowledge of effective strategies that address diabetes among people experiencing homelessness, residents of public housing, migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, school-aged children, older adults, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, LGBTQIA+ people, and other health center patients.