The Impact and Opportunity of Diabetes Prevention Regional Partnerships

The Impact and Opportunity of Diabetes Prevention Regional Partnerships

Wednesday, November 09, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

The Regional Partnership Catalyst Program is a special funding effort run by the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) designed to foster collaboration between hospitals and community partners, and enable the creation of infrastructure to disseminate evidence-based interventions.

This new program builds upon the legacy of the Regional Partnership Transformation Program and enables hospitals to continue working with community resources to build the infrastructure needed to sustainably support the population health goals of the Total Cost of Care Model. Funding is intended for activities that will support the Statewide Integrated Health Improvement Strategy (SIHIS) population health goals including the implementation or expansion of diabetes prevention and management programs.

Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders Affinity Group and Affinity Group on Aging for our third discussion about community-based programs supported by Total Cost of Care resources. Happening during National Diabetes Awareness Month, this program will provide an overview of two of the six funded partnership initiatives developed to address the growing diabetes epidemic in Maryland.

First, Angela Ginn-Meadows, Director of the Baltimore Metropolitan Diabetes Regional Partnership (BMDRP) for the University of MD Medical System, and Megan Brown, Program Director from Johns Hopkins Brancati Center for Advancement of Community Care, will review the BMDRP initiative created to address diabetes prevention and management within seventeen Baltimore City zip codes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-approved National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) activities will focus on residents in the identified zip codes due to a high prevalence of risk factors for incident diabetes and numerous social determinant challenges.

Then, Margaret Fowler, Executive Director of Totally Linking Care (TLC-MD) in Prince George’s, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties will share how TLC-MD’s Regional Partnership will expand DPP activities and promote mobile services, educational outreach, screenings, wraparound services, as well as training and technical assistance to providers. The partnership’s evidence-based, community-focused approach includes collaboration between regional hospitals, community health centers, local nonprofits, and faith-based organizations to address the unique needs of the county’s rural and ethnically diverse population.

MPN members and partners will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about opportunities to support the efforts in a successful diabetes campaign to reduce diabetes.

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.