Patient Voices Sought for Diabetes-Related Advisory Council
As part of its efforts to reduce type 2 diabetes risk among adults with prediabetes and diabetes, Turning the Tide on Diabetes is seeking volunteers to serve on a council to improve diabetes care in their local area.
This opportunity is for those who are pre-diabetic or have diabetes, care for others with diabetes, or want to improve healthcare. Candidates must reside in Hampton, Newport News, or the Eastern Shore. Patient & Family Advisory Council members will be asked to attend meetings by phone or computer once a month initially, then once every three months. The time commitment is about 1.5 to 2 hours per month.
The council will actively work toward helping local organizations that provide diabetes education to improve their programs. Advisors may be asked to review educational materials and share their healthcare experiences with other advisors.
Turning the Tide on Diabetes is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded collaborative. Health Quality Innovators (HQI) has partnered with the following organizations to launch this initiative: Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging/ Community Action Agency, Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Peninsula Area Agency on Aging, UVA-Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention & Education and the Virginia Pharmacy Association.