Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Project Title

Improving Diabetes Care Among New York’s Internal Medicine Physicians, Year 3

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Date Awarded

July 13, 2011


Capital Region





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 internal medicine physicians, NYHealth funded the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) to provide physicians and their practices with technical assistance to adopt a new model of care to improve the care and outcomes of their patients with diabetes.

In year three, NYACP will continue to convene a Diabetes Advisory Group comprising its members who have achieved NCQA or BTE diabetes recognition and have an in-depth understanding of best practices for diabetes care. The advisory group will provide overall guidance on engaging NYACP members to focus on improving diabetes management, and will develop content for webinars, topics for meetings with physician groups, and clinical articles on best practices and success stories from their peers.