Community Health Care Association of New York State, Inc. (CHCANYS)
- Project Title: Improving Diabetes Care at New York State Community Health Centers - Phase 1
- Priority Area: Improving Diabetes Prevention
- Award Amount: $252,577
- Date Awarded: April 1, 2008
- Region: New York City
- Website: http://www.chcanys.org/
- Grant Status: Complete
Diabetes prevalence in New York State has doubled since 1994 and is expected to grow; 1.8 million New Yorkers suffer from diabetes and 4.2 million have prediabetes. To address this crisis, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) invested in a $35 million diabetes campaign with the goal of reversing the epidemic. The New York State Diabetes Campaign focuses on improving clinical care and patient outcomes; mobilizing communities to prevent diabetes and support diabetes self-management; and promoting policies that sustain comprehensive and effective care for people with diabetes. To advance the Campaign’s clinical goals among community health centers, NYSHealth funded the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) to provide its members with the technical assistance needed to improve the care and outcomes of their patients with diabetes.
CHCANYS hoped to achieve the following goals:
- Assist its member physicians in achieving excellence in diabetes care under the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP).
- Make tangible improvements in the way community health centers deliver care for patients who have diabetes.
CHCANYS accomplished the following:
- Developed a survey to assess aspects of community health centers’ clinical care related to diabetes management.
- Selected an initial set of community health centers that had a high probability of successfully improving their clinical practices to test and refine intervention models.
- Worked with other clinical partners of the Campaign to launch initiatives aimed at improving diabetes care and outcomes among primary care providers and practices.
- Created a diabetes advisory group to address recruitment challenges.
- Provided resources to clinical staff and leadership of health centers on best practices in diabetes care and management.
- Recruited and provided technical assistance to community health centers interested in pursuing the BTE or NCQA diabetes recognition program.
- Grantee Website: http://www.chcanys.org/
- Grantee Amount: $217,258