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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Diabetes Health Disparities Reduction Program

King, Terris DD, MS; Fleck, Susan B. RN, MMHS; Estrella, Elisa BA; Reitz, S. Maggie PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3182834740
Original Articles

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has implemented 3 prevention interventions programs to bring diabetes self-management education to vulnerable populations via Medicare's Quality Improvement Organizations. The programs and the lessons derived from a Federal initiative geared to closing the health disparities gap are described.

Office of Information Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland (Mr King); Government Task Leader for the Health Disparities Program, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Boston, Massachusetts (Ms Fleck); Department of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science, Towson University, Towson, Maryland (Dr Reitz); and Office of Information Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland (Ms Estrella).

Correspondence: Elisa Estrella, BA, Office of Information Services, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Blvd., N3-12-26, Baltimore, MD 21244 (Elisa.Estrella@cms.hhs.gov).

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.