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In: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 44, No. 4 SUPPL.4, 2013, p. S352-S356.
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Working with the YMCA to implement the diabetes prevention program
AU - Ackermann, Ronald T.
N1 - Funding Information: This process continued as the program evolved, and the academic team began to work with the Y to estimate costs at scale, to identify better strategies for engaging local healthcare providers to refer high-risk adults into the program, and to frame the case for policymakers. The partnership convened a roundtable of national stakeholders in June of 2009 to discuss the emerging data from the ongoing work and to consider the best next steps for research, practice, and policy. This meeting, funded by CDC and NIH, was also attended by representatives of CMS, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Veterans Administration, large employers, and commercial health payers. Following this meeting, representatives from UnitedHealth Group reached out to the national Y organization to explore a separate partnership to align community-based delivery of the DPP with health system strengths for identifying and engaging high-risk adults. Although these activities and their outcomes were well beyond the scope of the initial small-scale research collaboration, this more robust and bidirectional relationship enabled the program to spread more rapidly and new research opportunities to continually emerge. Funding Information: Publication of this supplement was supported by Joslin Diabetes Center and Novo Nordisk. Funding Information: The views in this paper are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Northwestern University, Indiana University, or the Y. The author acknowledges the support of David Marrero, Michelle Goodrich, Jennifer Burgess, Norris Lineweaver, Eric Ellsworth, Ann Graves, Michael Spezzano, Jonathan Lever, Lynn Vaughan, Matthew Longjohn, Neil Nicoll, and so many others who were instrumental in the initial development and maintenance of this critical and lasting academic–community partnership. Ronald T. Ackermann is Director of the Community-Engaged Research Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine ( UL1RR025741 ) and is supported by grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ( R18 DK079855 , R18 DK083941 ) and CDC ( U58 DP002718 ). He has consulted with leadership of UnitedHealth Group's Center for Health Reform and Modernization to provide technical assistance in the design and evaluation of their ongoing efforts to bring the Y-model for DPP delivery to a national scale.
PY - 2013
Y1 - 2013
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U2 - 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.12.010
DO - 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.12.010
M3 - Article
C2 - 23498298
AN - SCOPUS:84884170204
SN - 0749-3797
VL - 44
SP - S352-S356
JO - American Journal of Preventive Medicine
JF - American Journal of Preventive Medicine
IS - 4 SUPPL.4