The Skokomish Health Department has decades of experience with diabetes treatment and prevention in AI/AN Communities. We have been an SDPI grantee starting before 2001 and continue to increase our efforts to better educate, prevent, treat and reduce the long-term health effects of diabetes within the Skokomish tribal community. The Primary Care Clinic historically treats 60 or more diabetic adults each year, in addition to providing targeted education and support to their family members and other community members at risk of developing diabetes.
For 2023 our best practice will remain as Glycemic Control. Activities will include ensuring providers are conducting SDPI screenings per template in our EHR, care coordination to ensure participants are receiving additional best practice care and screening including; blood pressure control, dental exams, depression screening, eye exams, foot exams and immunizations. Additional activities include diabetes education, nutrition education/counseling, community outreach and education and physical activity.