Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Grantee Name

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Funding Area

Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Publication Date

September 2013

Grant Amount


Grant Date:

March 1, 2008 – February 28, 2010


Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (JHMC) and Flushing Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) sites serve patients who are predominantly African American, Hispanic, and Asian and disproportionately affected by diabetes.

These sites are located in neighborhoods that have higher-than-average mortality rates for diabetes—40.9 per 100,000, compared to 23.3 in all of New York City and 20.5 in New York State. In 2008, NYHealth awarded JHMC  a grant to develop a partnership with FHMC to address these disparities among its client base by implementing the Chronic Care Model (CCM) at its facilities. NYHealth funded this project through its 2007 Setting the Standard: Advancing Best Practices in Diabetes Management request for proposals.

Outcomes and Lessons Learned

  • Offered education and grand rounds on the CCM and the ADA standards of care to primary care physicians;
  • Introduced a diabetes flow sheet to the practices, which was then used to collect data for a patient registry;
  • Restructured medical services to include same-day appointments for specialty care, such as ophthalmology and podiatry; and
  • Enrolled 461 patients in a diabetes registry and studied whether they were receiving the appropriate tests and whether their diabetes was under control.

Read the report associated with this grant, “Setting the Standard: A Foundation Initiative to Advance Best Practices in Diabetes Management.”