New Jersey NEWS

March 28 is American Diabetes Alert Day and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network’s Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is working with patients, healthcare providers and community organizations in New Jersey to raise awareness, share information about how to lower risk factors for getting diabetes, and help those who have diabetes learn to best manage their condition for a healthier life.

Committeewoman Lisa Stevens of Little Egg Harbor recently visited a graduating class of twelve New Jersey residents of Stanford University’s evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) at the Little Egg Harbor Township Community Center.

November is American Diabetes Month and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network’s Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is working with community partners and health care providers to improve health outcomes and quality of life among people with diabetes in New Jersey.

Did you know that people who have diabetes—both type 1 and type 2—feel the heat more than people who don't have diabetes?

Certain diabetes complications, such as damage to blood vessels and nerves, can affect your sweat glands so your body can't cool as effectively. That can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which is a medical emergency.

An Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) educator and workshop participant were recently featured on the New Jersey Foundation for Aging's Aging Insights program to talk about managing Type 2 Diabetes. 

March 22 is American Diabetes Alert Day and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network’s Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is working with patients, healthcare providers and community organizations in New Jersey to raise awareness, share information about how to lower risk factors for getting diabetes, and help those who have diabetes learn to best manage their condition for a healthier life.


Study Shows 30-percent Lower Need for Hospitalization, Millions of Dollars Saved

Patients who utilize Medicare home health care after a hospital stay are at least 30 percent less likely to require another hospitalization within 30 days, according to a new study released today by the Home Care and Hospice Association of New Jersey.

Mayor John E. McCormac of Woodbridge Township recently visited a graduating class of nineteen New Jersey residents and senior citizens of Stanford’s evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) at Evergreen Senior Center in Colonia.

The Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program was recently featured in two local New Jersey newspapers and online at myCentralJersey.com.

November is American Diabetes Month and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network’s Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is working with patients, health care providers and stakeholders to prevent and reduce the incidence of diabetes in New Jersey.

A group of nineteen dedicated, local volunteers have been trained in Stanford’s effective Diabetes Self-Management Program and are ready to take on the disease and make improvements in their communities.

On August 1, 2015, Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network marked the one-year anniversary of its formation as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Already, more than 1,900 hospitals, physician offices, home health agencies and nursing homes are reaping the benefits of the new network approach to healthcare quality improvement.

The overall quality and safety of health care are improving. But which states are showing the most improvement in which areas of care? AHRQ’s annual State Snapshots provide easy-to-read charts on the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in each state and the District of Columbia.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick, NJ, has been named winner of the 2015 Equity of Care Award from the American Hospital Association (AHA). The award is presented annually to hospitals or care systems that are noteworthy leaders and examples to the field in the area of equitable care, demonstrating a high level of success in reducing health care disparities and promoting diversity in leadership and staff within their organization.

New rules would let nurses train home-health aides in variety of tasks, letting each group focus on doing what it does best

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its Five Star Quality Rating System for nursing homes to give families more precise and meaningful information about quality when they consider facilities for themselves or a loved one.

The Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) project was featured in a recent episode of "This Week in East Brunswick," a local weekly news program of EBTV, the municipal access television station for the Township of East Brunswick, New Jersey. EBTV is a department of the East Brunswick Public Library.

Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals; Continued Improvements Needed

CDC report, released Jan. 14, 2015, provides first snapshot of state efforts to prevent MRSA and deadly diarrheal infections


Rutgers study: Better behavioral health management can improve health, lower costs

Visit the online dashboard to view New Jersey's progress on the Million Hearts® ABCS (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation).

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