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Leadership Team of the Washington State Diabetes Network

The Leadership Team of the Washington State Diabetes Network operates as a voluntary collaboration of public, private, tribal, community and academic stakeholders in carrying out the network’s mission to reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes.

 

MISSION:  To guide and support the individuals and organizations who work to improve the lives of people with diabetes and those who are at risk of developing the disease.

VISION: Reducing the impact of diabetes among Washington residents.

COMPOSITION: The LT operates as a collaboration of public, private, tribal, community and academic stakeholders in carrying out the network’s mission to reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes.

GOALS: The LT uses the Statewide Diabetes Plan as a roadmap toward reducing the impact of among Washington residents. Specifically, the LT intends to accomplish these goals by:

  • Monitoring: Identifying, exploring, addressing and disseminating geographic, ethnic/racial, age and sociodemographic disparities in the risk and environmental factors, prevalence, preventive care and treatment of diabetes in the State of Washington (See Goal 6 in the State Plan).
  • Regional Efforts: Designing, building and developing regional coalitions to reduce disparities in health (risk factors, environments/systems and outcomes) related to diabetes among Washington residents (See Goal 4 in the State Plan).
  • Prevention: Increasing public awareness of diabetes, interventions at multiple levels to prevent type 2 diabetes and increasing use of standards for diagnosis of diabetes and prediabetes. (See Goals 2 and 3 in the State Plan).
  • Control/Treatment: Increasing public awareness of diabetes, interventions at multiple levels to increase self-management of diabetes and increase use of care standards as a means to reduce diabetes-related disease (See Goals 3 and 8 in the State Plan).
  • Increasing Funding: increasing sources and levels for diabetes prevention, education and research funding in the State of Washington (See Goal 5 in the State Plan).
  • Coordination/Integration: Coordinating with other chronic disease efforts and initiatives to maximize impact on common risk, environmental and systems-level factors. (Multiple Goals in the State Plan at the activity level).
     
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