August 29, 2016
Congratulations to Henry J Austin Center's Outcomes for Diabetics program using PAM®
10 Community Health Centers Recognized with National Award for Innovation in Diabetes Care
“The Innovations in Care Award recognizes the critical role of clinics and community health centers as America’s healthcare safety net,” said Thomas Tighe, President and CEO of Direct Relief. “Direct Relief is delighted to work once again with BD and NACHC to highlight and elevate such deserving health centers for their amazing commitment, insight, and effectiveness in serving their patients and communities.”
Henry J. Austin Health Center, Trenton, N.J.: Low literacy, difficulty with medication adherence, effective patient-provider communication, and engagement are just a few of the challenges faced by patients with diabetes in Trenton. In response to these difficulties, the Henry J. Austin Health Center developed the successful Improving Outcomes for Diabetics program, a team-based program that combines the work of clinical pharmacists with innovative technology to engage, educate, and treat more patients with diabetes. The Patient Activation Measure® and SenseHealth tools increase patient knowledge, create self-management plans, and assist in appointment reminders and follow up.