State Commitments to Reduce Diabetes

One in five health care dollars is spent caring for people with diabetes and prediabetes. Eighty-six million Americans have prediabetes, but most don’t know it. If we can prevent just 30 percent of individuals with pre-diabetes from developing diabetes, we can save $74 billion dollars in medical costs and lost productivity. CSG is engaged in surveying states to look at how they are tackling diabetes and how they are allocating resources to the effort.

Presentation slides and audios from the session are posted, as well as speaker biographies. 

Speakers:

 

Ann Forburger, Consultant, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

  Download the audio of the presentation "A Community-Clinical Linkage Approach to Improving  Diabetes Management and Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: State and Local Public Health Efforts" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)

 

Heather Hodge, Director, Chronic Disease Prevention Program, YMCA of the USA

  Download the presentation "Improving Health through a National Network of Community Based Programs" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio) 

Sen. Ralph Alvarado, Winchester, Kentucky

  Download the presentation as a Video (without slides) 


Speakers' Biographies:

Ann Forburger, Consultant, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Ann served 15 years as the diabetes project director at the Virginia Department of Public Health. She is currently a research faculty member involved in diabetes community participatory research at Virginia Tech. As a consultant with NACDD, Ann assists states to plan, implement and evaluate diabetes prevention and treatment programs.

Heather Hodge, Director, Chronic Disease Prevention Program, YMCA of the USA

Heather provides leadership and direction for the YMCA’s programs designed to reduce the risk of chronic disease and support health promotion. Heather is responsible for building the national infrastructure to support the dissemination, and oversight of evidence-based programs, like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program and Moving for Better Balance, through public/private partnerships which requires strict adherence to program standards of performance.

Sen. Ralph Alvarado, Kentucky

Sen. Alvarado is a small town family doctor. He was first elected to the Kentucky Senate in 2015. He is vice chair of the Health and Welfare Committee, chairs the Budget Review Subcommittee on Human Resources and co-chairs the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee. 

 

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