Webinar hosted by the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN).
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new barriers to the provision of chronic illness care for health center patients. The HRSA Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative is an agency-wide effort to improve diabetes outcomes and lower health care costs and is currently in its third year. MCN is working in support of the Improvement Initiative by assisting you to access resources and develop performance improvement skills that will enable you to re-focus how you address diabetes care in your mobile and agricultural worker populations. Clinicians working in health centers will be provided with training on how to effectively design a Performance Analysis and improvement project for their diabetic patient population. Diabetes care is a complex mix that includes medication, education, self-care behaviors and continuity of care. Adding the factors of mobility, immigration status and culture takes the challenge to another level. This webinar will also provide real case studies from health centers in different parts of the country currently working with MCN’s clinical staff to improve their diabetes CQI systems.
- Ms. Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, MS, has over 30 years’ experience in health care for the underserved. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse-Midwife with extensive expertise in training and technical assistance to under-resourced communities and working to provide health services to farmworkers, immigrant workers and families and other underserved populations. She has worked in various clinical settings, including family planning, migrant health, community health centers, and private practice. She currently works as a Clinical Specialist for the Migrant Clinicians Network and as a Clinical Consultant for the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care.
- Ms. Kugel has extensive experience in the US and internationally with training of community health workers and health education using popular education methodology. She has written and provided continuing education on cultural competency, women’s health access and services in under-resourced settings, and many other topics.