According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, with over 34 million adults being diagnosed with the chronic health condition nationwide1. In 2019, 12.6 percent of adults in Louisiana were told by a health professional that they have diabetes – according to America’s Health Rankings this number is almost two percent higher than the national average2. To improve the health of the communities they serve and best support individuals diagnosed with diabetes, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana and DePaul Community Health Centers conceptualized the Diabetic Wellness Days pilot program to strengthen diabetes management using enhanced quality improvement strategies.
By participating in Diabetic Wellness Days individuals will receive wraparound care while closing Comprehensive Diabetes Care (CDC) measures. As part of the Diabetic Wellness Days pilot program, the UnitedHealthcare and DePaul Community Health Centers teams will partner to:
- "What Is Diabetes?” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 June 2020 Opens in a new window
- America’s Health Rankings analysis of CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United Health Foundation, AmericasHealthRankings.org, Accessed 2021 Opens in a new window