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The Camden Citywide Diabetes Collaborative

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Published on Nov 9, 2010

http://alliancefordiabetes.org/

"Working to Improve Diabetes Care" - Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes
The Merck Company Foundation supports an initiative working with community-based organizations across the United States to help improve the quality of care for people with diabetes, particularly in underserved communities.

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is an organization whose activities focus on community outreach, care management of high-needs patients, health care provider education, practice management capacity building, data collection and evaluation and coalition-building among key stakeholders. The Camden Citywide Diabetes Collaborative uses the Coalition's existing relationships and project strategies to pursue citywide coordination of services and care for city residents with diabetes. The project seeks to fundamentally change how providers, office staff and community agencies in Camden care for city residents with diabetes by building an accessible, high-quality, coordinated and data-driven health care delivery system with a strong primary care base. The specific goals of the program are to improve the capacity of community-based, primary care practices to provide omprehensive, proactive care to their patients with diabetes; improve diabetes self-management for the residents of Camden; increase the capacity of medical day programs to care for their patients with diabetes; and improve coordination of care for people living with diabetes across the city of Camden.

About The Merck Company Foundation
The Merck Company Foundation is a U.S.-based, private charitable foundation. Established in 1957 by healthcare leader Merck, the Foundation is funded entirely by the company and is Merck's chief source
of funding support to qualified non-profit, charitable organizations. Since its inception, The Merck Company Foundation has contributed more than $600 million to support important initiatives that address societal needs and are consistent with Merck's overall mission to help the world be well. For more information, visit http://www.merckcompanyfoundation.org

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