Welcome to the Prevention First Monterey County Website!
Here you will find resources on diabetes and hypertension prevention and management for both Providers of Services and the Community. Scroll through this page to learn more.
Aquí encontrará recursos sobre diabetes y la hipertensión prevención y gestión para los proveedores de servicios y la Comunidad.
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In July 2013, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) received a five year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) for State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk factors and Promote School Health RFA-DP13- 1305.
The CDPH granted 1305 Prevention First project funding to four counties across the state of which Monterey County is one. The Monterey County Health Department (MCHD) has partnered with the Institute for Community Collaborative Studies (ICCS), at California State University Monterey Bay to implement this Project. MCHD has partnered with ICCS on past projects, such as the 2012 Safety Net Provider Study, producing a report on the Preliminary Profile of Health Care Needs & Safety Net Providers and An Analysis of Demand for Health Care Services & Safety Net Provider Capacity.
The Prevention First Project builds upon the framework established with the CDC initiative to coordinate chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts. The Prevention First Project, which began January 1, 2015 and will conclude June 30, 2018, focuses on two of CDC’s four domains of chronic disease prevention:
Domain 3: implement health systems interventions to improve the effective delivery and use of clinical and other preventive services related to heart disease; and
Domain 4: community-clinical service linkages so communities support and clinics refer patients to programs that improve management of chronic conditions in the area of diabetes.
The long term outcomes of this project include improved prevention and control of hypertension and diabetes, with specific strategies focusing on the promotion of better management, communication, tracking and sharing of health data (especially for reporting performance measures), and involving patients in self-management of diabetes and hypertension. Over the next three years, the Prevention First project will further identify and engage a broad range of partners in a collaborative process to develop and conduct surveys (environmental scans) and utilize the survey findings to collaboratively develop and implement information sharing activities including presentations, articles in local health-related publications, and trainings or local learning area networks.
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN:
HIGH RATES OF DIABETES & HYPERTENSION
IN MONTEREY COUNTY
OUR ASSESSMENT FINDINGS:
Year 1 & 2 of the Prevention First Project focused on assessment through a variety of tools including electronic surveys, key informant interviews, and scholarly research. Here you can read, download, and print all of our assessment findings and reports.
We would like to thank all participating organizations for their contributions to these reports through responding to requests for data and supporting our work. We acknowledge and greatly appreciate the contributions and guidance from individuals representing their organizations and agencies from the Monterey County Safety Net Integration Council.
Year 1 Report:
Initial Findings on Provider's Use of Electronic Health Records and Community Health Workers from Montery County Safety Net Provider 2012 Study
Environmental Scan Report:
Provider's Use of Electronic Health Records, Team Based Care, Community Health Workers, and the National Diabetes Prevention Program for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Hypertension in Monterey County
ELECTONIC HEALTH RECORDS
Effectively utilizing EHRs through data collection and reporting, as well as increased sharing of data between providers and across systems, can be an important tool in the treatment and prevention of Diabetes & Hypertension.
Addressing patient needs collaboratively with multi-disciplinary clinical and non-clinical patient supports, through utilization of a TBC approach, can allow for effective and comprehensive care.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
Increased utilization of CHWs in TBC models and in prevention & self-management education can be an effective way to help patients and physicians acheive better health outcomes.
LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) & Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program are effective lifestyle interventions in the prevention and management of Diabetes & Hypertension.
Prevention First General Info
Krista Hanni, MS, PhD
Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Manager
Monterey County Health Department