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CVD Meeting
June 2018 Edition

Last month, the 12 Together 2 Goal® groups participating in the Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Cohort of the Innovator Track met in Minneapolis, MN, to kick off the yearlong project. Attendees heard from a panel of patients from HealthPartners, who shared their personal stories about CVD and diabetes. Dr. Juan Brito of Mayo Clinic gave a keynote presentation on the importance of shared decision-making for primary and secondary prevention.

Participants also had a lively discussion around measurement for the cohort and developed action plans to improve CVD risk assessment at their groups. Over the next year, groups will report on additional measures and will implement their action plans. We look forward to sharing their progress, best practices, and successes with you.

The Eye Care Cohort – also part of the Innovator Track— will kick off with an in-person meeting in Nashville, TN, next month.

Questions? Email us at together2goal@amga.org.

Upcoming Dates

June 21: Monthly campaign webinar on Blood Pressure Control for Patients with Diabetes (register)

July 6: Deadline to apply to present at AMGA’s 2019 Annual Conference (learn more)

July 19: Monthly campaign webinar on Shared Medical Appointments for Diabetes Care (register)

Campaign Spotlight

Billings Clinic implemented a highly successful telehealth diabetes prevention program (DPP) for rural Montanans. Their research demonstrated that telehealth-delivered DPP was just as effective as an identical face-to-face program.

AMGA’s Elizabeth Ciemins, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., and her former colleagues from Billings Clinic recently published their research in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

Read the article

Diabetes Food Hub
Resource of the Month

Do your patients have questions about how to eat healthy meals that aren’t boring? Encourage them to visit the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Food Hub for recipes. The site allows visitors to search by ingredient, type of diet (i.e., low carb, low sodium), cuisine, or meal type and offers a meal planner and grocery list tool.

The Together 2 Goal® staff loves the simple Asian chicken salad recipe.

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