Capital City Diabetes Collaborative
What is the Capital City Diabetes Collaborative (CCDC)?
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 – 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.
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, and 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.