Healthcare reform has created an opportunity for medical systems to move toward a population health focus of integrated care. Integrated care for diabetes combines three critical elements: (1) clinical care, (2) community engagement, and (3) data collection and analysis to drive improvement. This coordinated effort requires meaningful partnerships between key stakeholders; health professionals must understand how to build relationships within the community that leverage strengths and maximize resources.

Early evidence points to better health outcomes for patients managed under an integrated care system, and the value of transitioning more health care to the 3-element model. Join Dr. Tabia Akintobi, Prevention Research Center Director at Morehouse School of Medicine and Dr. George Rust, co-director of the NCPC at Morehouse School of Medicine, as they describes the 3-element model in detail and provide insights into building the essential partnerships needed to move towards the integrated care model. Dr. Rust will also provide an overview of the 3-Element Model Learning Collaborative beginning Sept 2015.

At the end of this presentation attendees will:

  • See the relationship between the 3-element model of integrated care and healthcare reform;
  • Understand the critical components of the 3-element model (Clinic-Community-Outcomes) of integrated diabetes care;
  • Learn the requirements to implement the 3-element model of integrated diabetes care;
  • Know some important considerations for creating and maintaining successful partnerships between stakeholders; and
  • Consider the critical questions in connecting the integrated health components.

Presenters

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH

Director and Principle Investigator, Evaluation and Institutional Assessment and Prevention Research Center

Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

  • Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Tabia Henry Akintobi received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and earned both a Master’s of Public Health and Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health from the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health with specializations in social and behavioral sciences, community and family health. She is…

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George Rust, MD, MPH

Co-Director, National Center for Primary Care

Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

George Rust MD, MPH is a Professor of Family Medicine and is the founding Director of the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine and currently serves as co-director with Dr. Dominic Mack. The NCPC’s mission is to promote excellence in community oriented care and optimal…

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Moderator

Richard A. Gooden, MBA

Director, Communications, National Center for Primary Care

Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Currently Richard A. Gooden serves as the Director of Communication for the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine. In this position he manages all of the communication activities associated with the Center, including promotions, outreach, and campaigns. Gooden supervises a team of contractors and consultants who…

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