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On the Road program

Advantages of the program

On the Road is NOT a traditional diabetes education program

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    OTR is not held in traditional clinic or hospital settings

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    OTR is held in community centers, food banks, churches, homes, seniors centers, and schools going directly to the people it is serving.

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    OTR is not delivered by nurses, dietitians, or Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs)

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    OTR uses local community health workers (CHW) or their equivalent in each area.

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    Using CHW is more effective and less costly

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    The focal point of OTR is relaying the most appropiate and important messages to individuals

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    OTR can be personalized making it less overwhelming for participants

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    OTR is easy to understand, delivered at a 4th grade reading level and available in Spanish

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    OTR is effective and saves money

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    Improvements in participants blood pressure, AIC, and pre-diabetes were shown.

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    Participant understanding and awareness of biomarkers improved

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    People become more engaged with the healthcare system after program completion.

Goes to where people most need it

  • OTR is not held in traditional clinic or hospital settings
  • OTR is held in community centers, food banks, churches, homes, seniors centers, and schools going directly to the people it is serving.

Delivered by people from the community

  • OTR is not delivered by nurses, dietitians, or Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs)
  • OTR uses local community health workers (CHW) or their equivalent in each area.
  • Using CHW is more effective and less costly

Focuses on Simple, most important messages

  • The focal point of OTR is relaying the most appropiate and important messages to individuals
  • OTR can be personalized making it less overwhelming for participants
  • OTR is easy to understand, delivered at a 4th grade reading level and available in Spanish

OTR has Proven Outcomes

  • OTR is effective and saves money
  • Improvements in participants blood pressure, AIC, and pre-diabetes were shown.
  • Participant understanding and awareness of biomarkers improved
  • People become more engaged with the healthcare system after program completion.

Structure of the program

The On the Road program includes four modules (taught in 3 or 4 sessions) with 15- 20 participants each and last about 1-2 hours per session.

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    Living Well with Diabetes

    Core class that emphasizes "Know your Numbers" by covering the basic tests that indicators of good diabetes or cardiometabolic health.

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    Keep Moving

    and the companion Keep Moving..Keep Healthy! DVD- Focuses on physical activity and simple strategies for increasing activity in daily lives.

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    Eating Well

    gives a basic overview of food and nutrition, emphasizing simple ways to obtain healthy eating habits and providing practical tips for balancing favorite foods with healthy choices.

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    A follow-up reassessment

    A problem-solving, and question and answer session that is delivered at 3 months in conjunction with reassessment of all labs and health status indicators using established evaluation tools. Point of care lab testing performed at first class.

GRD will train community health workers, focusing on program delivery, messaging and data collection. Training will be done in a 2 day program that will cover all OTR modules.

GRD provides all OTR materials to sites administering the OTR program. Program Materials are simple, written at a 4th grade reading level and comprised of many pictures and illustrations. They include

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    Booklets for each module

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    Powerpoint Presentations

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    Flip Chart class modules

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    "Keep Moving with Diabetes" DVD

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    Program Manual with curricula, teaching aides and community resources

GRD has ensures quality control at each site, and assists with OTR data reports and analysis.

Four modules

The On the Road program includes four modules (taught in 3 or 4 sessions) with 15- 20 participants each and last about 1-2 hours per session.

  • Living Well with Diabetes
  • Keep Moving
  • Eating Well
  • A follow-up reassessment

Program Training

GRD will train community health workers, focusing on program delivery, messaging and data collection. Training will be done in a 2 day program that will cover all OTR modules.

Program Materials

GRD provides all OTR materials to sites administering the OTR program. Program Materials are simple, written at a 4th grade reading level and comprised of many pictures and illustrations. They include

  • Booklets for each module
  • Powerpoint Presentations
  • Flip Chart class modules
  • "Keep Moving with Diabetes" DVD
  • Program Manual with curricula, teaching aides and community resources

Quality Control

GRD has ensures quality control at each site, and assists with OTR data reports and analysis.

Results broken down

Outcome data for the OTR program shows a significant impact on participants.

blood pressure improvement in the number of participants withblood pressure greater than 140/90
Effective for poorly controlled diabetes 35% DECREASE in the number of participants with an A1C number greater than 8%
Effective in pre-diabetes 28.5% People with pre-diabetes moved to non pre-diabetes range at the end of the OTR program
Effective in re-engagement with Healthcare Providers 76.3% Participants with diabetes who had not seen a healthcare provider (HCP) in at least 6 months reported seeing a doctor after OTR completion.

Blood pressure improvement

blood pressure improvement in the number of participants withblood pressure greater than 140/90

Effective for poorly controlled diabetes

Effective for poorly controlled diabetes 35% DECREASE in the number of participants with an A1C number greater than 8%

Effective in pre-diabetes

Effective in pre-diabetes 28.5% People with pre-diabetes moved to non pre-diabetes range at the end of the OTR program

Effective in re-engagement with Healthcare Providers

Effective in re-engagement with Healthcare Providers 76.3% Participants with diabetes who had not seen a healthcare provider (HCP) in at least 6 months reported seeing a doctor after OTR completion.

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