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September 2019 Edition

Last year for our National Day of Action, we introduced the concept of the T2G Talk & Taste. Similar to a Lunch & Learn, this model mobilized groups nationwide to talk about diabetes improvement over a healthy meal. It was such a success that we are bringing it back again this year! On Nov. 7, we’re encouraging you to assemble your diabetes team for another T2G Talk & Taste. This year, we ask that you watch a brief video Q&A from one of our 11 Plank Mentors and discuss its application with your team. In addition to your meal being on us (up to $100), we’ll provide you with a downloadable T2G Talk & Taste kit that will include:

  • Participation guide
  • Annotated PowerPoint presentation (includes discussion guide and additional resources)
  • 11 Plank Mentor videos (you choose which one to watch!)
  • Staff invitation template
  • Certificate template (for staff recognition)
  • Reimbursement form

Kits will be available on our website starting in October.

If you can’t hold your T2G Talk & Taste on Nov. 7, then aim for any other day that week and it will still count! Let us know if your team plans to participate. Email your name, organization name, and T2G Talk & Taste date to together2goal@amga.org. To receive reimbursement for your meal, send us a picture of your event and completed reimbursement form by Nov. 29.

Questions? Email us at together2goal@amga.org.

Plank Mentor of the Month: Rae Ann Williams, M.D., FACP  

Campaign Plank: Build an Accountable Diabetes Team

Dr. Williams is the regional medical director, primary care, at HealthPartners Care Group. She began her clinical practice with HealthPartners (then Group Health) in 1991 and has had leadership responsibilities within HealthPartners since 1998. In her current role, Dr. Williams is primarily responsible for the health and patient experience outcomes of the 11 clinics in her region. Contact Dr. Williams today!

Learn More about T2G Plank Mentors
Upcoming Dates

Sept. 6: Deadline to register at the advance rate for the 2019 AMGA Institute for Quality Leadership (IQL) (learn more)

Sept. 19: Monthly campaign webinar on Innovator Track Eye Care Cohort results (register)

Oct. 17: Monthly campaign webinar on billing and coding (register)

Oct. 18: Acclaim Award application deadline (learn more)

Campaign Spotlight

The Acclaim Award, supported by AMGA Foundation, rewards the nation’s premier high-performing healthcare delivery organizations that are bringing their organization closer to the ideal delivery model―one that is measurably improving the quality and value of care, patient experience and outcomes, and population health while continuously learning and innovating. The Acclaim Award application process has proven to be a valuable learning experience for medical groups on their journey to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. Applications are due on Friday, Oct. 18.

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Resource of the Month

Know Diabetes by Heart- an initiative by the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, along with industry leaders - seeks to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks, and strokes in people living with Type 2 diabetes. Their website has a variety of resources available for patients and professionals including a podcast series focusing on the link between cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. There are already nine episodes available, spanning topics from the role of the cardiologist to relevant guidelines to shared decision-making.

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