Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks funding under CDC-RFA-DP18-1815, to continue implementation and evaluation of evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes in high burden populations/communities within the state.
Through this funding opportunity, DPH will work with its extensive network of statewide, local public, and private partners to implement and evaluate evidence-based strategies that are central to the achievement of better health outcomes such as improving access to healthcare, decreasing preventable hospitalization, delaying complications of chronic disease, and improving self-management of chronic diseases. While Georgia currently has high rates of chronic disease, DPH is poised to make significant impact on the risk factors for chronic disease and health outcomes related to CVD and diabetes.
As such, Georgia will implement six of the strategies outlined in the funding announcement simultaneously in selected communities for both category A and category B. Specifically, under this funding announcement Georgia proposes to use health system transformation and community clinical linkages approaches to address CVD management and prevention and diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention.
Coinciding with the State Health Improvement Plan’s goals of decreasing the annual rate of hospitalizations for diabetes by 25 percent and for hypertension by 10 percent, Georgia will achieve the following outcomes as a result of implementation of the strategies: (1) decreased proportion of Georgians with diabetes with an A1C>9; (2) increased number of people with prediabetes that are enrolled in a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program who have achieved 5-7% weight loss; and (3) increased control among Georgia adults with known high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol.
In accordance with CDC-RFA-DP18-1815, Georgia’s proposal as presented focuses on addressing the burden of cardiovascular disease through the following Healthy People 2020 goals (HDS-3, HDS-4; HDS-7, HDS-8, HDS-12, D-14, D-16.1, D-16.2, and D-16.3).