Pennsylvania Department of Health 

Hypertension and Diabetes Control & Prevention Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) has been awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, obesity and associated risk factors. Quality Insights has been awarded the contract under this grant. We want to thank you for your commitment to this important work and look forward to our continued collaboration. Your practice is one of nearly 175 who have committed to this project to date. Quality Insights is actively recruiting more practices throughout the state to join this initiative.
 
Quality Insights has created this web page as a means of disseminating current information to your team members. You will also be receiving regular updates about the project, as well as any related news announcements, resources and educational opportunities related to this project via e-bulletins.  

Project Goals & Activities

As a reminder, our goals and activities for this project will be to:
 
  • Collect monthly data on NQF measure 0018 - Controlling High Blood Pressure
  • Collect monthly data on NQF measure 0059 - Controlling Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) levels > 9.0% (poor control)
  • Focus on undiagnosed hypertension, screening for prediabetes and those at high risk for diabetes
  • Analyze data and workflows and offer recommendations for improvement
  • Create referral processes to Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP)
  • Encourage use of clinical decision support, evidence-based protocols
  • Increase patient engagement and the use of patient portals for education
  • Create useful tools and resources for your patients and staff
  • Share best practices and lessons learned

Contact Us

If you are interested in participating in this project or have any questions about this work, please contact Rhonda Dodson via e-mail at rdodson@wvmi.org or call 1.877.346.6180, Ext. 7711.