Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services (BJHCHS) has been actively participating in the national Diabetes Health Disparities Collaborative sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA) since 1999. The purpose of the collaborative is to change and improve the healthcare delivery system design so patients will experience improved health outcomes. Sheldon Health Center served as the pilot site, or population of focus (POF). Presently, all sites are participating in Collaborative activities. When a patient with Diabetes comes to any of the eight health centers for a medical visit, the visit information is entered into the Patient Electronic Care System (PECS) data registry.
The organizational aim is to sustain and spread the redesign of the agency’s diabetes care delivery system to improve patient self-management skills, decision support, information system, community relationships, and leadership abilities.
Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services provide Outreach Services for the Diabetes Collaborative. These services include monthly health fairs and community education classes (i.e. Diabetes 101) through the Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling Office. BJHCHS has also presented a Diabetes Control Program. Other outreach services consist of patient enrollment in the patient assistance program, which helps patients secure their diabetes testing supplies.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact:
Marianne Holmes, FNP CDE
Sheldon Medical Center