Deadline to Apply:
Tuesday, April 19
While Asian American (AA) populations appear to have one of the lowest rates of diabetes compared to other racial/ethnic groups, disaggregated data reveals that specific subgroups within the AA community have significantly higher rates of diabetes.
In the “Strategies to Empower Asian American Patients with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes” learning collaborative, participants will gain in-depth knowledge on empowering AA patients at health centers through strategies that effectively address diabetes disparities and engage in peer learning to share challenges and promising practices. Guest speakers are from Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative, Lowell Community Health Center, and University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
The learning collaborative consists of four 90-minute sessions, held on Mondays in May at 10-11:30am HT / 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET, with the following topics:
- Session 1 (Monday, May 2): Understanding Diabetes Disparities for AA Patients
- Session 2 (Monday, May 9): Diabetes Prevention Strategies for AA Patients
- Session 3 (Monday, May 16): Diabetes Management Strategies for AA Patients
Session 4 (Monday, May 23): Goal Setting to Empower AA Patients
After this learning collaborative, participants will be able to:
- Understand the factors that influence diabetes disparities for AA patients;
Identify promising practices to implement effective diabetes prevention strategies for AA patients;
- Identify promising practices to implement effective diabetes management strategies for AA patients; and
- Engage in peer learning with participants on strategies and best practices to support AA patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month approaches in May, it is important to increase awareness of health disparities in AA and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) populations. For those interested in diabetes prevention programming in NH/PI populations, please contact us at email@example.com.
Health centers, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN), and community organizations interested and/or invested in diabetes prevention and management for AAs.
Accepted LC applicants are asked to attend a total of four learning sessions in May 2022. Sessions may include interactive activities and small breakout room discussions.