DESCRIPTION

The “ABCS of Diabetes” is a quality improvement education program with a focus on A1c, BP, LDL and smoking cession. This initiative will improve outcomes for patients with T2DM through:identification of barriers to medication use and intensification, and implementation of strategies to break down those barriers; use of patient-engagement resources; and implementation of self-management plans, along with referral to formal diabetes self-management education and diabetes prevention programs.

FREE CME FROM ABCS

Check out sessions from the ABCS’ February 10th learning session: http://njafp.org/content/abcs-diabetes-learning-session-1. Note: ABCS control practices, please do not view any of the education material until March 2018 – thank you!

LEARNING COLLABORATIVE

NJAFP uses a learning collaborative model, engaging practices in live learning sessions and online webinars. Performance data collected from practices are based on national quality measures–including the tobacco cessation UDS measure. EHR technical assistance is available to help practices collect and report data!

This project closes stated gaps with education on prescribing the latest treatment options, modifying treatment, setting patient-centered goals, and using motivational interviewing. Our QI expert staff and faculty help practices create new processes to measure adherence, implement shared-decision making, and link with DSME and DPP programs in their communities. Practices will use small tests of change to implement changes in their practices.

Questions? Please contact Sue Hockenberry, Program Manager, at sue@njafp.org.