According to the Maryland Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) 2006-2010
significant health disparities exist in the prevalence of diabetes on the mid shore. The prevalence
overall is only slightly higher at 10% compared to the State at 9%, however, among African
Americans the prevalence is 18% compared to 9% for whites.
SHIP Objective #27: Reduce diabetes-related emergency department visits
Indicator: Rate of ED visits for diabetes per 100,000 population (HSCRC 2010)
Baseline and Mid Shore Goal: Reduce ED visits for diabetes from 204.2 in 2010 to the State target of in 2014
Strategy I: Improve diabetes outcomes with diabetes case management and self management training programs
Strategy II: Promote Early Diagnosis and Screening of Diabetes Targeting At Risk Populations
Current Status: Rates of Diabetes-related emergency department visits increased from 204.2 in 2010 to 267.9 in 2017. Significant efforts remain to reach the State's 2017 goal of 186.3.
Building Community Capacity
Managing Chronic Diseases such as diabetes takes a collaborative approach.The coalition is building community capacity to address the complex issues associated with diabetes.
Community Health Worker Program
Living Well with Chronic Disease Self-Mangement Program
National Diabetes Prevention Program