February 18th NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar: DiabetesFreeNC

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February Lunch & Learn Webinar
DiabetesFreeNC

February 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

More than 84 million Americans, or 1 in 3 adults, has prediabetes, and the majority of them don’t know they have it. Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, and if prediabetes is left undetected and untreated, the progression to diabetes will continue to place a tremendous strain on physicians, clinical practices and health care costs associated with diabetes care and management.

More About this Webinar

Through the statewide initiative in North Carolina to prevent type 2 diabetes called DiabetesFreeNC, physicians and care teams have an opportunity to support their patients with prediabetes with a free or low-cost, evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program. This presentation will address the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes in primary care and will discuss actions that physicians and care teams can take immediately to identify and manage their patients with prediabetes, including referral to an evidence-based lifestyle change program.

Our Speaker

franklin-walkerFranklin Walker, MBA
Vice President of Rural Health Systems, NCMS
Executive Director of Our Community Health Initiative
Franklin Walker is the former CEO of a medical/surgical practice and adjunct faculty member at the UNC School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He holds an undergraduate degree from UNC – Chapel Hill and an MBA from Xavier University. Franklin concentrates most of his efforts toward the rural and underserved populations in NC. He oversees the NCMS Foundation’s Community Practitioner Program, which improves access to care by offering educational loan repayment to providers who will work in underserved areas. He also directs the Society’s efforts to establish Accountable Care Organizations in non-metro areas, and through Project OBOT NC he directs opioid use disorder treatment programs.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

Continuing education credit may be granted through your professional organization (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.). Please self-submit for these organizations.

Questions

For questions or more information please contact the NC Medical Society offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.

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