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MedNetOne Gets Grant To Boost Referrals To National Diabetes Prevention Program

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ROCHESTER — MedNetOne Health Solutions, a Michigan-based health care management organization serving the infrastructure and clinical support needs of primary and specialty care private practice physicians and behavioral health specialists, announced a grant from the Michigan Public Health Institute.

The grant is intended to build relationships with health care providers and health systems to increase ongoing referrals to National Diabetes Prevention Programs (NDPP) in the community. The grant also comes at a time when the Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP), with support from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), is working to increase referrals to NDPP sites in Michigan.

MedNetOne Health Solutions’ Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and  meets the American Diabetes Association national standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

As an NDPP provider, MedNetOne Health Solutions will focus on health care provider practices in Oakland County, including those in its own physician network, to initiate referral processes to local NDPP sites. The organization will also collaborate with other diabetes prevention programs in the region to maximize resources and reduce overlap of services. The funding covers services provided from July 1 through Nov. 15.

“Diabetes continues to threaten the health of our citizens in Michigan and throughout the United States. We are pleased to see the Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program collaborating with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to combat this issue,” said Ewa Matuszewski, CEO of MedNetOne Health Solutions. “With this grant, MedNetOne Health Solutions will be able to use the patient centered team approach we already have in place to provide referrals to NDPP sites within Oakland County,  ultimately working to fight against not only diabetes, but its root causes, such as obesity and hypertension.”

To learn more about NDPP, visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention.

MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS), a leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medial Home (PCMH), is a healthcare management organization for primary and specialty care physicians and behavioral health specialists that provides administrative infrastructure and clinical support and programming to develop and sustain high performing, patient-centric practices while meeting government healthcare reform mandates. Learn more at http://www.mednetone.net.

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