Community Health & Wellness Partners of Logan County (CHWPLC) has been named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization, certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This will give area people with diabetes increased access to high quality diabetes education services.
Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The program is comprehensive and taught by diabetes educators who have extensive training.
Community Health & Wellness Partners of Logan County, at both of its locations, West Liberty and Russells Point, offers diabetes education to their patients by appointment. Patients who are new to the diagnosis of, or have uncontrolled, diabetes can benefit from this educational opportunity. Patients can discuss with their CHWPLC primary care provider their desire to self-declare participation, or be referred to the Diabetes Education Program.
Jason Martinez, PharmD, and colleagues designed the program around patient-centeredness, placing the patient at the center of their care with their primary care provider. A dietitian, pharmacist, behavioral health provider, and nursing staff also surround the patient’s care by providing additional educational support.
Tara Bair, president/CEO states, “Receiving this accreditation validates how Community Health & Wellness Partners’ team-based approach is helping patients achieve better control of their diabetes. Our goal is to continue serving as community partners in healthcare by empowering our patients with knowledge and resources to self-manage a very challenging, and often detrimental, disease.”
“AADE’s accreditation assures that an accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Programs who meet the criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education and help to modify sometimes unhealthy behaviors, or simply provide the education that the person with diabetes has not previously received” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Accreditation Director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “Community Health & Wellness Partners of Logan County is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009.”
To learn more about the Diabetes Education Program, please call Community Health & Wellness Partners at 937-599-1411.
Submitted by Community Health & Wellness Partners of Logan County.