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November 9, 2017
AMGA’s Diabetes: Together 2 Goal® Campaign Celebrates National
National Day of Action aims to motivate people across the country around improving diabetes care
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, AMGA’s Together 2 Goal® diabetes campaign, supported by AMGA Foundation, the association’s philanthropic arm, celebrates its annual National Day of Action in conjunction with American Diabetes Month this November.
Medical groups, health systems, nonprofit partners, corporate collaborators, and individuals across the country will take action today to ensure that people with diabetes get the best care possible. Planned activities include online events such as a provider webcast and a Facebook Live stream; distribution of patient and provider resources; a social media campaign; and more.
“We are activating the nation today in the fight against diabetes,” said Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., president and chief executive officer, AMGA, and president of AMGA Foundation. “By taking small actions, we can all do our part to improve diabetes care in the United States.”
This is the Together 2 Goal® campaign’s second annual National Day of Action; last year, more than 200 individuals and organizations took action, reaching a collective four million Americans on one day. AMGA launched the National Day of Action concept during its first Chronic Care Challenge campaign, Measure Up/Pressure Down®, which educated millions of Americans about hypertension.
Together 2 Goal® is a national campaign aimed at improving management of Type 2 diabetes in the United States. Launched in 2016, this three-year initiative challenge leading healthcare organizations to work together to transform diabetes care for millions across the country.
To date, more than 150 AMGA members have implemented at least one of the “campaign planks”—11 evidence-based care processes—to improve the care of people with the condition by empowering patients, improving care delivery, and leveraging information technology. Campaign participants also report data on a quarterly basis and utilize the campaign’s resources and tools to achieve this goal.
About the Together 2 Goal® Campaign
AMGA launched Together 2 Goal®, a three-year national campaign to fight the challenge of Type 2 diabetes on March 12, 2016. Led by AMGA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AMGA, Together 2 Goal® includes more than 150 medical groups, health systems, non-profit partners, and corporate collaborators such as the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Novo Nordisk, Inc., Geisinger Health System, Henry Ford Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, and Ochsner Health System. The goal of the three-year campaign is to improve care for 1 million people with Type 2 diabetes by 2019. Together2Goal.org
About AMGA Foundation
AMGA Foundation is AMGA’s philanthropic arm which enables medical groups and other organized systems of care to consistently improve health and health care. AMGA Foundation serves as a catalyst, connector, and collaborator for translating the evidence of what works best in improving health and health care in everyday practice. amga.org/foundation
AMGA is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health. AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of medical groups’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans. For more information, visit amga.org