The Indian Health Diabetes Best Practices identifies certain activities that have been shown to be effective. Implementing these activities can help clinical and community-based diabetes programs improve.
What are Indian Health Diabetes Best Practices?
- Evidence-based approaches that address diabetes prevention, treatment and education practices in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
- Developed by Indian Health systems professionals.
- Based on findings from the latest scientific research and successful experiences of diabetes programs.
- Provide relevant, evidence-based information.
- Include topics that may address your program’s health issues and help your program improve.
What are the benefits of using a Best Practice?
- Improve the health status of people in your community
- Demonstrate program accountability
- Manage its resources efficiently
- Improve operations and outcomes
- Assess what the program is doing
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses
What are some commonly asked questions about the Best Practices?
The answers to commonly asked questions are found in Getting Started with the Indian Health Diabetes Best Practices.
For a quick overview of the Best Practices, take a look at the table in Best Practices: Brief Descriptions and Key Measures.