Ohio Gestational Diabetes Postpartum Care Learning Collaborative
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This practice is no longer being implemented. Unfortunately, there is no contact information available for this practice.
In 2010, the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) maternal and child health and chronic disease programs joined together to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The team worked to ensure health care practitioners provided preconception, postpartum, and ongoing care for women to prevent GDM and T2DM; to educate women of child-bearing age about GDM and T2DM risks and increase their access to care to reduce their risk of T2DM; and to enhance understanding of the epidemiology of GDM in Ohio.
Beginning in 2013, the team focused its aim on increasing receipt of postpartum T2DM screening, with special emphasis on Medicaid-insured women. In partnership with the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC), the Ohio Gestational Diabetes Postpartum Care Learning Collaborative was launched to achieve this aim through development of resources and implementation of quality improvement (QI).