Medicare Diabetes Screening Project kicks-off in Columbus, Georgia with the CMS Prevention and Wellness Tour Bus.
The state pilots have successfully engaged local churches, senior organizations, health care providers, media, local officials, parish nurses and many others in grassroots information campaigns to promote diabetes screening. As a result of these ongoing efforts, the MDSP has developed replicable organizing models, messages and materials for community-based organizations to reach seniors and reduce the burden of diabetes.
The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project in Georgia was started in July 2007 and has continued to expand throughout the state. The success in Georgia has provided MDSP with replicable organizing models that can be used in similar communities across the country.
The MDSP pilot in Minnesota was started in the last quarter of 2008. Minnesota’s screening rates have been among the highest in the country, with a 25.5% rate of screening in 2008.
The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project (MDSP) conducted a pilot project in 2007-2008 in the state of New Hampshire. The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), one of the three national co-chairs of the MDSP, led this project on behalf of the MDSP.