New Jersey NEWS

EDC in NJ Gets National Recognition

7/18/2018
EDC Logo Picture 6On June 29, 2018, New Jersey's Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program was featured in Rural Health Models & Innovations, a national collection of successful rural health programs and interventions maintained by the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub).
 

EDC provides free diabetes education classes to people with Medicare, their family members and caregivers throughout New Jersey. The program’s mission is to improve the health of people with diabetes by teaching participants about risk factors, self-monitoring of blood sugar, nutrition and exercise, medication management and much more.  
 
More than 1,500 people in New Jersey have participated in EDC since the program began in 2014. EDC is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is organized by Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, which is supported throughout New Jersey by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI).
 
EDC was selected by RHIhub because of its innovate services and impact on rural communities. Read the full project summary.
 
RHIhub is a national online information center on rural health issues, funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Their website includes over 12,000 resources specific to rural health. Rural Health Models & Innovations features hundreds of successful programs that are serving rural residents across the nation.