CTC-RI and Rhode Island Department of Health Launch 2020 Diabetes Health Equity Challenge: Supporting the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 12 May 2020

CTC-RI, in partnership with the RI Department of Health, is launching its Pathway to Population Health Learning Collaborative on April 30. Over 100 stakeholders and 2 selected teams will participate in the kick-off learning and action community session guided by Well-Being and Equity in the World and Well-Being in the Nation Network faculty Somava Saha, MD and Seth Fritsch. Participants will be introduced to a change package and tools that the teams will use as a pathway to accelerate an equitable, rapid and sustainable response for people experiencing disparities in diabetic outcomes in the context of COVID-19. Congratulations are extended to the 2 participating teams:

  • Integra Community Care Network, servicing Pawtucket and Central Falls, with participating partners LISC (Health Equity Zone); Care New England Internal Medicine Center (Accountable Entity primary care practice); Family Services of Rhode Island (Community Health Team) and Progreso Latino (community-based organization);
  • East Bay Community Action Program, serving East Providence, which will bring together its own community health team, HEZ and primary care practice to improve outcomes. 

Each team will be adding a person with lived experience to the team who will help inform community solutions.