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Ohio’s Diabetes and Hypertension Quality Improvement Project
This project will use quality improvement strategies to improve the health of Ohioans through prevention and management of Diabetes and Hypertension. This initiative will take place from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. We will use a competitive application process to select 10 FQHC organizations to participate. The project will serve to reduce the prevalence of heart disease and diabetes in Ohio, especially by addressing a population of highest need and chronic disease burden.  The expectation is that this project’s efforts and outcomes will inform a larger statewide initiative.

·        Slides from Kick Off Meeting

·        Recording from Kick Off

·        Slides from Conference session


HRSA Health Center Program Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative

In 2018, HRSA launched a Health Center Program Diabetes Quality Improvement (QI) Initiative. The Initiative leverages the resources of multiple HRSA partners, which includes, health centers, health center controlled networks, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), technical assistance and training partners, and others. By working in a coordinated fashion, utilizing principles of QI and data driven decision making, and sharing promising practices and lessons learned, HRSA is building a continuous, learning health system that will reap improvement in diabetes control for health center patients. 

The goals of the Health Center Program Diabetes QI Initiative are:

1.      Improve diabetes treatment and management;

2.      Increase diabetes prevention efforts; and

3.      Reduce health disparities.

HRSA also aims to by 2020, increase the number of health centers that meet the Healthy People 2020 goals for uncontrolled diabetes for each racial/ethnic group.

Read more about the collaborative here.


Improving Diabetes Outcomes in Ohio FQHCs

OACHC was contracted by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) through funds provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperative agreements (1305 and 1422) to implement a pilot project to improve the management of adult patients with hypertension, find adult patients with undiagnosed hypertension, and identify adult patients with prediabetes in select Health Centers.

Activities were focused on addressing health system intervention and community-clinical linkage strategies to prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

National Diabetes Prevention Program - The NDDP is a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.


Model Pathways link here.


CDC/AMA/ADA Prediabetes Risk Test

Point-of-care prediabetes identification


2017 UDS Data

Quarterly Sharing Project

Health Centers are encouraged to share their DM reports on a quarterly basis as part of the QPN data. View the data submission form here.


Blog Posts:

Quarterly Collaborative Meetings:

**For more information or to join the collaborative email quality@ohiochc.org



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