IPRO’s Everyone With Diabetes Counts (EDC) Initiative

IPRO is on track to graduate 10,000 seniors from our Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program by 2019, according to a June 28 Grand Rounds presentation to CMS staff in Baltimore by Janice Hidalgo, who directs IPRO’s Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) initiative. Initiated in 2008, IPRO’s bilingual program targets Hispanic and African-American seniors utilizing a Stanford University-developed curriculum that provides seniors living with self-management techniques to better manage their diabetes and to help achieve quantitative improvements on actual clinical outcomes measurements. Seniors attend workshops over a six-week period. IPRO’s program uses a “Train the Trainer” approach whereby Community Health Worker students at La Guardia Community College earn academic credits by conducting DSME trainings. To learn more about IPRO’s project, visit www.atlanticquality.org