Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Project Title

Improving Diabetes Care Among New York’s Internal Medicine Physicians, Year 2

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Date Awarded

April 1, 2010


Capital Region




The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) has worked closely with the NYHealth Diabetes Campaign and other clinical partners to assist its members in achieving recognition under the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program.

NYACP met its primary target of engaging 50 internists—who collectively serve more than 10,000 New Yorkers with diabetes—and assisted physicians with applying for NCQA certification. NYACP has also helped leverage training resources to advance diabetes quality improvement efforts among its membership. Under this second-year grant, NYACP continued to serve as a Campaign clinical partner with a revised scope of work that will better leverage its resources. The main activities and objectives for the renewal grant were to:

  1. Convene a Diabetes Advisory Group comprising NYACP members who have achieved NCQA certification and have an in-depth understanding of best practices for diabetes care; and
  2. Execute diabetes presentations and workshops.