Contact Info

Maurice Madden
11137  Tara Blvd
Suite 230, # 217
Hampton, GA 30228
T: 876.676.7896
E: mfilms_2000@yahoo.com

The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project in Georgia was started in July 2007 with a kick-off in conjunction with the Medicare Prevention and Wellness Bus Tour in Columbus. Since the launch, the Georgia pilot project has continued to expand and has initiated activities in additional cities across the state, including Augusta, Macon, Savannah, Gainesville and Atlanta. The project has engaged a variety of local networks and individuals including fire stations, community leaders, churches, African-American sororities and fraternities, and senior-serving organizations to spread the word about diabetes screening.

The Georgia efforts have been successful in raising awareness of Medicare’s diabetes screening benefits. Recent Medicare claims data show that more seniors in Georgia have been screened for diabetes since the project’s launch. Although this is a step in the right direction, there is still work to be done!

Success Stories & Accomplishments

MDSP Launches Fire Station Screening Program in Augusta!
The MDSP teamed up with Augusta city leaders Fire Chief Howard Willis and Mayor Deke Copenhaver, the Augusta Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, the Center for Primary Care, and the Augusta Area Agency on Aging to sponsor diabetes risk assessment screenings at community fire stations each Saturday in May, 2010. This program was modeled after the successful fire station screening program in Columbus, GA.
Washington, D.C. Audience Hears Success Stories in Columbus’s Groundbreaking Fight against Diabetes
City Councilor Jerry “Pops” Barnes and the Medicare Diabetes Screening Project’s Maurice Madden traveled to Washington, D.C. on April 14, 2008 to tell a national group of minority health leaders how Columbus is leading the way with innovative community efforts to fight diabetes.
MDSP in Gainesville, GA
Medicare Diabetes Screening Project (MDSP) outreach activities are underway at Legacy Link, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in Gainesville, Georgia.
MDSP Hosts Summit Meeting in Columbus, Georgia
The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project (MDSP) held a summit on November 6, 2008 to announce the expansion of the MDSP from Columbus to five other markets in the state of Georgia.

Materials for use in your Community Outreach

Newletter Article
MDSP featured in the September issue of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) newsletter.
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Senior Brochure
Click below to view a PDF version of the Georgia MDSP Senior Brochure
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