The Morehouse School of Medicine and Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Partnership for Diabetes Health Equity (PDHE) based at the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care is a 5 year $2,172,981 collaboration. Our main goal is to maximize the impact of the lessons learned and best practice success stories from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Together on Diabetes™ (ToD) awardees and others across the country that are moving the needle on outcomes and closing the gap on diabetes disparities that exist for minorities. Our primary method is to capture those lessons learned, case studies, concrete tools and templates and disseminate them through our web portal www.diabeteshealthequity.org to support and facilitate replication and scalability.
Our year three initiative involves a more strategic method of achieving replicability through a 12-15 month learning collaborative based on the IHI Breakthrough Model of quality improvement. We have begun recruiting diabetes and health equity coalitions from all over the country to participate. They will serve as new communities to implement the ToD best practices in three areas (clinic process improvement, community engagement and community based education and data collection, and evaluation). The learning collaborative will focus on helping teams effectively integrate the three areas using a rapid cycle improvement strategy. In addition, our website offers free live and on-demand Continuing Eductation (CE) accredited webinars on topics of clinical diabetes care, quality improvement, and community partnerships and support to name a few; all with the goal of helping our audience provide evidenced based quality diabetes care with measurable results.