Two of the Mid Shore Health Improvement Coalition's partners have received grant awards from Care First in response to the "Place-Based Diabetes Prevention" funding opportunity announced in the fall of 2021. Care First's funded projects focus on addressing the root causes of diabetes, especially the economic, environmental, and social conditions that shape unequal health outcomes in neighborhoods to improve affordability, accessibility, quality and overall patient care in communities.
Queen Anne's County Health Department received funding to support patients served by the Mobile Integrated Telehealth Program. With this funding, patients who have diabetes or who are high-risk will be connected with evidence-based programs such as Stanford's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and PEARLS, and will be provided deliveries of fresh produce.
Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions received funding which will provide enhanced follow-up and support to graduates of their CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program and Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs. Those at risk for or with diabetes will be able to participate in "Helping Circles” an open forum support group for community members.