Capital City Diabetes Collaborative
Funded through the Merck Foundation’s “Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care” initiative, the Capital City Diabetes Collaborative, or CCDC, is addressing major issues identified with treatment of diabetes in Trenton, such as lack of coordinated care among health services, the need for peer support and education for diabetes self-management, and lack of access to healthy foods to aid those working their best to control their disease.
Resources & Information
Diabetes Management and Oral Health Among Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness — webinar hosted by The National Center for Equitable Care for Elders and The Corporation for Supportive Housing featuring THT Director of Population Health Natalie Terens discussing the CCDC at work.
Click here to view presentation slides and a recording of the webinar. Download a case study of promising practices for addressing diabetes and oral health in the older adult population. (August 2019)
Diabetes Medication Algorithm — a guide showing which medications are covered by various Medicaid plans.
Complex Endocrinology ECHO Program Information — 20 session series begins Sept 19, 2019 Details & Registration info here
How does the CCDC help?
Through “Bridging the Gap,” the CCDC brings together many different sectors to promote improvements in diabetes care. Specifically, we are focusing on goals in three sectors:
- Health Care: Improve health outcomes of Trenton residents with type-2 diabetes
- Social: Increase patient engagement and self-management of type-2 diabetes
- Environmental: Increase the availability of healthy foods for the Trenton community
To accomplish these goals, we are working to unify the care delivery process by streamlining systems that impact information, decision support, treatment, and modes of communication for patients and providers.
Additionally, we are collaborating across sectors to support self-management programs and patient education, along with a Trenton-based online food delivery system, which will provide healthy food deliveries to diabetes patients living in the city, increasing access to healthy foods and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices that may help with disease self-management.
Learn more about the CCDC:
Comparing Trenton or Mercer County data with New Jersey rates: