IPRO Secures Special Diabetes Funding

IPRO will shortly undertake a special two-year project to work with Hispanic and Latino seniors on diabetes self-management education (DSME). Under the “Everyone with Diabetes Counts” campaign, IPRO will recruit a minimum of 6,000 enrollees and be responsible for graduating at least 2,500 Hispanic/Latino beneficiaries. Participants will take part in a 15-hour training program led by certified community health workers and IPRO-affiliated college interns. The campaign will include educating physician practices using a Stanford University-developed DSME curriculum as well as awareness-building and promotion of healthy behaviors in the community-at-large. IPRO will utilize a network of community-based organizations and partnerships to support the awareness campaign. The program builds on a successful DSME outreach campaign that IPRO conducted from 2008 to 2011. In that campaign IPRO successfully graduated 1,300 Hispanic/Latino Medicare beneficiaries using the Stanford curriculum. For more information on the project contact IPRO Project Director Janice Hidalgo at (516) 326-7767.