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Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes Webinar

Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes Webinar
States of Change: Expanding the Health Care Workforce and Creating Community-Clinical Partnerships
Thursday, November 7, 2013
12 – 1:30 pm ET

Click here to register.

Sponsored by Merck Foundation

As the focus of health reform shifts to the states, much of the work to change our health system to improve access to quality care and reduce costs will take place in the states.  Join the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes and the National Governors Association for a discussion with policy experts to examine current state policies and actions needed to address health care workforce issues and incentives that could improve patients’ access to needed services.

Webinar participants will learn about health care workforce challenges and potential barriers to effective community-clinic connections.  Experts will discuss policies that could address these challenges, including the recent Medicaid decision to allow reimbursement for preventive services provided by a range of health care professionals.

Additionally, participants will hear about state strategies for collecting and analyzing workforce data as well as methods for assessing scopes of practice and licensure processes to provide more flexibility for certain health care workers.

Leaders from the Alliance’s programs in Chicago and Dallas will share their on-the-ground experience in working within the health care system to change the way care is delivered for underserved populations.  The changes they are piloting could serve as models for states as they consider policies needed to create health care systems that better meet patient needs while reducing health care costs.

Panelists will include:

  • Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America’s Health (Moderator)
  • Esther Krofah, MPP, Program Director, Health Division, National Governors Association
  • James Walton, DO, MBA, President and CEO, Genesis Physicians Group; Former Vice President Network Performance, Baylor Quality Alliance, Baylor Health Care System
  • Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, FACP, Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago School of Medicine

To register for the webinar, click here.

About the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes
The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes, a national program launched and supported by the Merck Foundation, works to improve health care delivery among those populations most at risk for diabetes – African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American adults.  The five health care delivery sites that comprise the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes have implemented multifaceted evidence-based approaches designed to eliminate gaps produced by inequity and lack of targeted attention to those adults and their families who are most likely to be severely burdened by diabetes.  For more information about the Alliance and its sites, click here.

About the National Governors Association
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices. NGA also provides management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent governors.

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