All Nations Health Center (All Nations) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Urban Indian Health Program (UIHP) located in western Montana. The non-profit agency is contracted through Indian Health Service (IHS)as a community-based organization established in 1970. All Nations offers comprehensive medical and behavioral health services to American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and their first and second degree descendants and is committed to providing trauma informed care. All Nations received its first diabetes treatment and prevention funding in 1999 as a cycle 3 SDPI grantee.
All Nations has selected the SDPI Diabetes Best Practice: Diabetes-Related Education. Diabetes-related education allows All Nations the ability to maximize the diverse skill set of it's multidisciplinary team and continue its shift towards an integrated healthcare model that is able to incorporate preventive medicine strategies across the lifespan for the population we serve. This in turn provides greater flexibility for All Nations diabetes educators to grow and maneuver through coordinated clinic and community-based services utilizing primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies in an effort to improve diabetes outcomes for our target population. Diabetes-related education is cost effective, has demonstrated efficacy in value-based care models, and offers broader application in patient outreach and engagement. Through diabetes-related education, we are able to target a greater segment of eligible AI/AN within our service area. Diabetes-related education, also, gives us the flexibility to adapt curriculum content to meet the culturally unique needs of our service users. We recognize that culturally responsive diabetes-related education includes honoring resiliency factors within our tribal communities that empowers our participants to embrace inherent strengths and resulting successes.
The following five major activities have been selected to improve the required key measure in 2023:
-Submission of the ADCES Diabetes Education Accreditation Program application and implement the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors model framework
-Offer diabetes prevention programming across the lifespan for youth, adults, and families
-Support Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiates
-Provide diabetes community outreach and screening services at community events
-Provide direct client support addressing barriers to diabetes-related education