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1817 Chronic Disease & Prevention Grant

Are you ready?

A significant benefit of Bryan Health Connect membership is expert assistance to help you prepare for value-based reimbursement.


        • Five Year grant through September 29, 2023.
        • Documentation of progress and submission of deliverables completed quarterly
        • Innovative strategies to prevent and manage diabetes, heart disease and stroke
        • Continuous quality improvement processes and evaluation
        • Partner with six medical clinics

        Purpose & Mission

              • Support the design, testing and evaluation of innovative approaches to address evidence-based strategies aimed at reducing risks, complications and barriers to prevention and control of diabetes and CVD in high-burden populations.
              • Aligns with ACO measures|

              - Control high blood pressure

              - Tobacco use

              - Statin therapy

              - Utilization

              - Hemoglobin A1C

              - Eye exams

              - Nephropathy

              Overview of Areas of Work

                    • Site selection tool and assessment to be completed for selection into grant
                    • Assist with creating an action plan and timelines yearly
                    • National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
                    • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)
                    • Telehealth
                    • Electronic Health Record, clinical decision support tools, learning collaborative to improve quality of care
                    • Pharmacy collaboration
                    • Early identification of Chronic Kidney Disease
                    • Cardiac rehab
                    • Undiagnosed hypertension
                    • Control blood pressure

                    Learn More & Take Advantage of this Member Service

                    Questions about the 1817 Chronic Disease & Prevention Grant and how it can help your practice, contact Sharon Leners, quality improvement advisor, at 402-483-8897 or


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