Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Grantee Name

The Hospital Education and Research Fund, Inc. (dba Healthcare Association of New York State)

Funding Area

Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Publication Date

May 2013

Grant Amount


Grant Date:

2009 – 2011


The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) represents an important cohort of primary care providers in New York.

Of the 206 hospitals that are part of HANYS, there are more than 160 hospitals with ambulatory clinics that receive more than 11.3 million clinic visits a year. In addition, several of the outpatient departments report that more than 70% of their patient population is covered by Medicaid.

In 2008, the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) launched its NYHealth Diabetes Campaign in response to the growing epidemic of diabetes across the State. To advance the Campaign among hospital outpatient clinics, NYHealth made a grant to HANYS to engage its network of outpatient health clinics, and provide them with technical assistance to adopt a new model of care to improve the care and outcomes of patients with diabetes.

Outcomes and Lessons Learned

  • Conducted outreach and promotion to all HANYS member hospitals with clinics and outpatient primary care sites to recruit members for recognition programs.
  • Provided direct technical assistance to sites to effectively engage hospital clinics and outpatient primary care sites.
  • Identified techniques and support services to reduce the resource burden put on individual practice sites when applying for diabetes recognition.
  • Helped participants jointly apply for diabetes and patient-centered medical home recognition.
  • Provided technical assistance to more than 210 sites and helped 698 providers achieve recognition for excellence in diabetes care.