Kentucky has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. For this reason, BRIGHT stakeholders are committed to increasing education and risk screenings for BRADD residents living with diabetes or those at risk for the disease. Here are some objectives from the BRIGHT's 2022-2025 Community Health Improvement Plan that focus on diabetes in the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD).
Goal 3: Improve quality of life for BRADD residents with diabetes and prediabetes.
Objective 3.1: Increase education on prediabetes and diabetes among BRADD adults, reaching 10,000 people per year.
Strategy 3.1.1: We will run a community education campaign on prediabetes and diabetes, primarily through social media.
Strategy 3.1.2: We will provide prediabetes classes to the public, quarterly.
Strategy 3.1.3: We will promote Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES), Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to BRADD residents. We will aim to increase referrals by 10% for DSMES classes each year based on a current number of zero.
Objective 3.2: Increase screenings for prediabetes and diabetes among BRADD adults by 10% each year.
Strategy 3.2.1: We will provide Diabetes Risk Assessment screenings to residents at various events and health fairs.
Strategy 3.2.2: Allen County Health Department will pilot a Diabetes Prevention Program with Monroe County Hospital.