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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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...a clearinghouse of activities, ideas, best practices, links and resources.  We aim to provide useful, credible information to the Washington State Diabetes Network, and to foster collaboration and communication. The Washington State Diabetes Network is a broad array of organizations and people working in public, private, tribal, community and academic/training sectors to prevent and control diabetes and hypertension among residents of Washington.
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