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Certification of Recognition Status for the VA and Department of Defense's Joint Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program.

Joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Collaborative Virtual Diabetes Self-Management Training and Education Program

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Diabetes affects all aspects of an individual's life. Globally diabetes impacts approximately 10% of the adult population while the incidence in the Veteran population nears 25%. The American Diabetes Association along with the VA and Military Health System recommends all people with diabetes received Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support at four critical times (1) at diagnosis, (2) annually and/or when not meeting treatment targets, (3) when complicating factors develop, and (4) when transitions in life and care occur.

Diabetes Self Management and Training /Diabetes Self Management Education and Support (DSMT/DSMES) helps people with diabetes learn, integrate, build trust and maintain behaviors as part of their overall treatment program. Providing DSMT/DSMES via multiple platforms including virtual, face to face and telephone improves access to care. The American Diabetes Association has awarded Recognition to this global pilot program for meeting all Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support standards of excellence.

This innovation is scaling widely with the support of national stakeholders. See more scaling innovations.

Adoptions:

45 successful, 20 in-progress, 2 unsuccessful

Awards and Recognition:

Diffusion of Excellence Promising Practice

Partners:

Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diffusion of Excellence, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Services, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services

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Metrics

  • Our annual status report for 2022-2023 demonstrated an average A1c lowering of 1.65 for VA and DOD
  • Behavioral Goal Attainment was partially achieved for over 90% of patients during the reporting period of 2022-2023.

Diffusion tracker

Does not include Clinical Resource Hubs (CRH)

Statuses

AK: Anchorage VA Medical Center (Anchorage)
  • Started adoption on 12/2023.
AL: Central Alabama VA Medical Center-Montgomery (Montgomery)
  • Started adoption on 01/2024.
AR: Fayetteville VA Medical Center (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
  • Started adoption on 07/2022.
AZ: Phoenix Midtown VA Clinic (Phoenix Midtown) CA: Chico VA Clinic (Chico)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Cypress Avenue VA Clinic (Cypress Avenue)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Fairfield VA Clinic (Fairfield)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Mare Island VA Clinic (Mare Island)
  • Started adoption on 08/2022.
CA: Martinez VA Medical Center (Martinez)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: McClellan VA Clinic (McClellan Park)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Modesto VA Clinic (Modesto)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Redding VA Clinic (Redding)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Sacramento VA Medical Center (Sacramento)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Sierra Foothills VA Clinic (Sierra Foothills)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Sonora VA Clinic (Sonora)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Stockton VA Clinic (Stockton)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Yreka VA Clinic (Yreka)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
CA: Yuba City VA Clinic (Yuba City)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
FL: Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Miami)
  • Started adoption on 06/2023.
FL: C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Bay Pines)
  • Started adoption on 01/2023.
FL: Orlando VA Medical Center (Orlando)
  • Started adoption on 11/2022.
IA: Iowa City VA Medical Center (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • Started adoption on 11/2022.
IL: Jesse Brown Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Started adoption on 09/2022.
IN: Marion VA Medical Center (Marion, Indiana)
  • Started adoption on 09/2023.
KY: Troy Bowling Campus (Lexington-Cooper)
  • Started adoption on 10/2022.
ME: Togus VA Medical Center (Togus)
  • Started adoption on 02/2022.
MI: Saginaw VA Clinic (Saginaw Barnard Road)
  • Started adoption on 02/2023.
MO: Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Columbia, Missouri)
  • Started adoption on 03/2022.
NC: Fayetteville VA Medical Center (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
  • Started adoption on 02/2023.
NC: Greenville VA Clinic (Greenville, North Carolina)
  • Started adoption on 08/2022.
NY: Buffalo VA Medical Center (Buffalo, New York)
  • Started adoption on 02/2023.
OH: Akron VA Clinic (Akron)
  • Started adoption on 01/2022.
OH: Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Outpatient Clinic (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Started adoption on 01/2024.
OH: Cincinnati VA Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Started adoption on 12/2022, ended on 09/2023.
OH: Columbus VA Clinic (Columbus Airport Drive)
  • Started adoption on 12/2023.
OH: Lorain VA Clinic (Lorain)
  • Started adoption on 03/2023.
OH: Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Cleveland, Ohio) OH: Parma VA Clinic (Parma)
  • Started adoption on 01/2022.
OH: Sandusky VA Clinic (Sandusky)
  • Started adoption on 04/2023.
PA: Philadelphia VA Domiciliary (Philadelphia Domiciliary)
  • Started adoption on 03/2024.
TN: James H. Quillen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Mountain Home, Tennessee)
  • Started adoption on 03/2023.
TX: Charles Wilson Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic (Lufkin)
  • Started adoption on 04/2023.
TX: San Antonio-Southwest Military VA Clinic (San Antonio Southwest Military)
  • Started adoption on 09/2022.
UT: George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salt Lake City)
  • Started adoption on 09/2022.
WA: Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Spokane, Washington)
  • Started adoption on 09/2022.

FL: Bradenton VA Clinic (Bradenton)
  • Started adoption on 03/2023.
FL: Pensacola VA Clinic (Pensacola)
  • Started adoption on 11/2022.
FL: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (West Palm Beach)
  • Started adoption on 12/2023.
GA: Augusta VA Medical Center-Uptown (Augusta Uptown)
  • Started adoption on 12/2023.
GA: West Cobb County VA Clinic (West Cobb County)
  • Started adoption on 09/2023.
HI: Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Honolulu) KY: Franklin R. Sousley Campus (Lexington-Leestown)
  • Started adoption on 03/2024.
MI: Ironwood VA Clinic (Ironwood)
  • Started adoption on 04/2024.
MT: Fort Harrison VA Medical Center (Fort Harrison)
  • Started adoption on 12/2022.
NC: Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Asheville)
  • Started adoption on 04/2024.
NV: Reno East VA Clinic (Reno East)
  • Started adoption on 03/2024.
NY: Castle Point VA Medical Center (Castle Point)
  • Started adoption on 12/2023.
OH: Dayton VA Medical Center (Dayton)
  • Started adoption on 01/2021.
PA: Butler VA Medical Center (New Castle Road)
  • Started adoption on 04/2024.
RI: Providence VA Medical Center (Providence)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
SD: Hot Springs VA Medical Center (Hot Springs, South Dakota)
  • Started adoption on 03/2023.
TX: Michael E. DeBakey Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Houston)
  • Started adoption on 03/2023.
UT: Cache Valley VA Clinic (Cache Valley)
  • Started adoption on 09/2022.
VISN 2 Clinical Resource Hub (Remote)
  • Started adoption on 09/2023.
VISN 20 Clinical Resource Hub (Remote)
  • Started adoption on 11/2022.

OH: Chillicothe VA Medical Center (Chillicothe)
  • Started adoption on 02/2020, ended on 12/2021.
  • Lack of sufficient leadership/key stakeholder buy-in
VISN 4 Clinical Resource Hub (Remote)
  • Started adoption on 06/2022, ended on 07/2023.
  • Lack of sufficient leadership/key stakeholder buy-in