Diabetes is a costly disease and its prevalence is projected to increase approximately two fold for all U.S. adults (ages 18-79) by 2050 if current trends continue. Fortunately, type 2 diabetes is typically preventable with appropriate lifestyle changes.
The RI Department of Health announced earlier this month that the flu is still widespread throughout the state, leading to a requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other healthcare facilities to wear surgical masks.
In January of 2016, CTC launched the Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Pilot Program and selected twelve practices that committed to improve patient screening for depression, anxiety and substance use disorder (SUD), improve access to on-site behavioral health care and improve care coordination for patients with high emergency department usage and for patients with severe mental illness.
The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.