Community Health Partners (CHP) is excited to announce they have entered into a service agreement with Telligen to provide a Health and Wellness Program to populations throughout the state of Iowa. More specifically, CHP will utilize its leaders to help deliver the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) to various communities in Iowa. CHP and Telligen will make it a top priority for the programs to serve Medicare or Medicare-Medicaid (dual eligible) beneficiaries from disparate populations in counties that lack diabetes education resources, as well as in physician practices throughout Iowa that would like to offer Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) to their Medicare or dual eligible patient populations with diabetes.
DEEP is a Medicare-approved, evidence-based DSME program for people with prediabetes or diabetes. The program spans 6 weeks and each week participants attend a 90-minute class. Topics may include how to control your blood sugar levels, low-cost healthy meals, ways to become more active, how to manage medications, and answers to specific questions from each participant. At the end of the program, graduates will receive tools to support the new lifestyle and self-management skills they learned in class.
Goals of the DEEP curriculum include: • Improving and maintaining the quality of life of persons with pre-diabetes and existing diabetes • Preventing complications and disabilities • Improving eating habits and maintaining adequate nutrition • Increasing physical activity • Developing self-care skills • Improving the relationship between patients and health care providers • Utilizing available resources within the community.
The participant must complete 5 of the 6 sessions to successfully graduate from the class. The class will be offered free of charge. CHP will be responsible for administering pre and post testing, registrations, class tracking, class materials, and finding locations suitable and convenient for the senior population being served.
If you have any questions or are interested in a DEEP class in your community, please contact CHP at 515-512-9225.
For more than 40 years, Telligen population health management solutions have improved the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare for consumers and providers. Telligen serves commercial clients and government programs at the federal, state and local level, improving health outcomes for millions of people nationwide. For more information, www.telligen.com.