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Quality Leaders Awards Webinar Series: SFGH's Automated Telephone Diabetes Self-Management Support Model

Dean Schillinger, MD and Margaret Handley, PhD presented during the Quality Leaders Awards (QLAs). Their presentation focused on San Francisco General Hospital's Automated Telephone Self-Management Support Model for Diabetes, which earned them a Top Honors award for the 2009 CAPH/SNI QLAs. Click here for the podcast of this webinar:

  • Streaming recording link
  • Download recording link

Sugary Drinks Are a Big Contributor to New Diabetes Cases

The UCSF News Office featured Dr. Bibbins-Domingo's work related to sugary drinks and diabetes risk

  • http://shar.es/mpTww

Dr. Bibbins-Domingo was featured on the ReachMD program, Heart Matters, regarding the cardiovascular benefits of a modest reduction in salt consumption

  • Visit http://reachmd.com/xmradioseries.aspx?sid=37 to stream the segment or download a podcast.

CVP Research Highlighted at the American Heart Association Conference and beyond

Dr. Bibbins-Domingo's and colleagues' research related to the cardiovascular benefits of modest reductions in dietary salt received wide spread news coverage.

  • ReadMD program, Heart Matters
  • Increasing Soda Consumption Fuels Rise in Diabetes, Heart Disease
  • State lawmaker wants to tax sugary drinks
  • http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2010/02/15/MNEB1BS6EO.DTL
  • Personal Health: After Smoking and Fats, Focus Turns to Salt
  • Lo-Sweet, Lo-Fat, Lo-Salt - http://nyti.ms/cJQike

Award Winning CVP Program Highlighted in International Journal

CVP's Automated Telephone Symptom Management (ATSM) work was highlighted in the International Journal of Work of Clinical Practice, in a chapter relating to Advanced Technologies and Treatment for Diabetes. ATSM was highlighted as the state-of-the-art regarding how information technology can help improve outcomes for patients with diabetes through enhanced education and support.

CVP Gives Webinar Training to the California Tobacco Control Program

Dean Schillinger, MD presented a webinar training to the California Tobacco Control Program in Sacramento, CA. The training was entitled Reviewing the Evidence for Low Literacy Materials and Creating Effective Messages with Low SES Populations.

Quality Leaders Award Presented to CVP Program at San Francisco General Hospital

  • http://today.ucsf.edu/stories/communication-tool-for-diabetes-patients-wins-quality-award/ December 17, 2009

Schillinger Awarded for Outstanding Research

  • Schillinger Awarded for Outstanding Research Contributing to Effective Communication - UCSF Today Posted: October 8, 2009

Patient Safety in Ambulatory Care System

  • UCSF team focuses on patient safety in ambulatory care system - UCSF News Office Posted:July 27, 2009

Managing Diabetes with a Phone Call

New America Media, New Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 29, 2009

  • http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=b7eea046527f20a1a81a0a193914b3f6
  • UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations Offers Sustainable Solutions for Diabetes Patients - UCSF Today Posted: June 24, 2009

CVP Researcher, Dr. Margaret Handley Addresses Lead Poisoning Prevention for Vulnerable Populations in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties

The article highlighted a new fotonovela (in English and Spanish) on lead poisoning prevention developed through a grant to Literacyworks from the Public Health Trust, in partnership with local community-based organizations and residents in Monterey/Santa Cruz Counties. The article and fotonovella can be accessed at the following links:

  • http://cemonterey.ucdavis.edu/EFNEP122/_b__i_Fotonovelas__b___i_.htm

CVP Researchers Contribute to Living with Diabetes Guide

Over 1,000,000 copies of these guides have been distributed and are available free of charge through ordering at the following link:

  • http://foundation.acponline.org/hl/diabguide.htm

Fact Sheet Highlights Findings from the Improving Diabetes Efforts across Language and Literacy (IDEALL) Study

The fact sheet highlights the efficacy of automated telephone support management as both effective and cost-effective for diabetes symptom management, especially among patients with limited English proficiency and limited health literacy. 

CVP Director and California Diabetes Program Chief, Dr. Dean Schillinger Co-Authors Diabetes in California Counties

This document provides background information, facts, and statistics about diabetes across California counties, through data collected from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey.  The information can be used by county health departments, community-based organizations, and those providing clinical services to make strategic decisions about their current and future activities.

  • http://www.caldiabetes.org/content_display.cfm?ContentID=1160

Dr. Bibbins-Domingo: Salt Reduction and Disparities in Heart Failure Rates

  • http://www.ajc.com/health/content/health/stories/2009/04/23/cutting_salt_ny.html
  • http://www.newsweek.com/id/193482
    Newsweek reports: "A study last month in The New England Journal of Medicine found that blacks under age 50 experience heart failure at 20 times the rate of whites." --- The study's lead author, Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, co-director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, is quoted.
  • http://www.ajc.com/health/content/health/stories/2009/04/23/cutting_salt_ny.html
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Associated Press

Central Valley Hard-hit by Diabetes Epidemic

  • http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/1200143.html
  • Saturday, February 14, 2009

Health Programs try to Slow Progression of Diabetes

  • http://www.fresnobee.com/1059/story/1200884.html
  • Sunday, February 15, 2009