Research & Education Foundation of New York State Academy of Family Physicians (dba New York State Academy of Family Physicians)
Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management
Phase 1: 2008 – 2009; Phase 2: 2010 – 2011DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT
Diabetes prevalence in New York State has doubled since 1994 and is expected to grow; 1.8 million New Yorkers suffer from diabetes and 4.2 million have prediabetes.
To address this crisis, the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) invested in a $35 million diabetes campaign with the goal of reversing the epidemic. The New York State Diabetes Campaign focuses on improving clinical care and patient outcomes; mobilizing communities to prevent diabetes and support diabetes self-management; and promoting policies that sustain comprehensive and effective care for people with diabetes.
To advance the Campaign’s clinical goals among family practitioners, NYHealth funded the New York State Academy of Family Physicians (the Academy) to provide its member physicians and their practices with the information and technical assistance needed to improve the care and outcomes of their patients with diabetes.