GO! Diabetes completes its fourth year
Program celebrates highlights in Fieldbook 2012 featuring TAFP members
GO! Diabetes provides tools for family physicians, faculty, residents, and clinicians to achieve higher standards of diabetes and patient care through practice improvements and system changes. Thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi, the GO! Diabetes program just completed its fourth year educating program leaders, or “change agents,” in diabetes management and team care. The goal is to help them identify, initiate, and implement sustainable clinical, practice, and system-based quality improvements.
To highlight events, activities, and stories collected from change agents representing residency programs and private practices nationwide, the GO! Diabetes team produced an e-book. Fieldbook 2012 is accessible from the www.godiabetes.org homepage or directly via the URL www.godiabetes.org/fieldbook and features TAFP members and their staff members.
Read about the efforts of Manjula Julka, M.D., associate residency director of the University of Texas Southwestern Department of Family Medicine in Dallas, page 12; Julie Adkison, Pharm.D., of the Memorial Hermann Family Medicine Residency Program in Houston, page 14; Vonda Mayfield, R.N.C., of Hospitals of Dallas Family Medicine in Dallas, page 18; Dustin Gentry, M.D., resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, page 24; Angela Chen, M.D., of the Memorial Hermann Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugar Land, page 24; and Michele Bosworth, M.D., clinic director and assistant professor of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler, page 25.
This year, the program’s 12-month duration allowed for more comprehensive measures from GO! Diabetes’ online quality improvement tool METRIC, approved and provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition, the GO! Diabetes team and lead faculty supported its participating residency programs and private practices through ongoing education, access to improvement tools, incentives, research assistance, and stipends for residency program participation.
GO! Diabetes is a program founded by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians (the “GO” in GO! Diabetes) and sustained by Diabetes Change Agents. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians’ office at (800) 392-3841.