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Volume 4

June 1st, 2016

“If you think about how healthcare is delivered, it’s on an ad hoc basis. Someone comes into a hospital, someone comes into a pharmacy, someone comes into a doctor. But beyond those touchpoints, the patients are on their own. There’s no real continuity of care.”
-Christopher A. Viehbacher – CEO, Sanofi SNY

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SIM News

SIM-Related Stories and News Releases

Iowa SIM Learning Community Registration
The July 12th Iowa SIM learning community in Altoona is open for registration! 
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Comparison of Commercial and Self-initiated Weight Loss Programs in People With Prediabetes
A large weight-management program is effective for achieving lifestyle changes associated with diabetes prevention. Such programs could significantly increase the availability of diabetes prevention programs worldwide making an immediate and significant public health impact.

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Medicaid Prepares to Shoulder Diabetes Burden
Managed Care Magazine
Diagnoses of diabetes go up with expansion. Optimists see a new chance to prevent expensive complications and help with behavioral health issues.
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Diabetes Not Just a United States Problem
Managed Markets Journal
The adult population with diabetes worldwide reached 422 million in 2014, which is 4 times the number who had the disease in 1980. Diabetes increasingly affects people in Asia and poorer nations and its impact is expected rise due to population growth and aging.
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SIM Resources

SIM Tools and Information 

Video: Primary Care + Public Health in the Community
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The integration of primary care and public health can enhance the capacity of both sectors to carry out their respective missions and link with other stakeholders to catalyze a collaborative, intersectoral movement toward improved population health. 

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Value-Based Purchasing Partner Update
The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
The State Innovation Model (SIM) Partner Update is a monthly communication to share information supporting Iowa’s efforts to implement value-based purchasing (VBP) specifically within the Medicaid program, but aligned with broader, statewide SIM reforms.

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Learning from Others

Model Programs & Promising Practices
US Army to Further Integrate Patient Centered-Medical Home Approach
United States Army
"A large percent of our patients suffer from behavioral health symptoms at some point in their life. Unfortunately, for some people these symptoms won't be identified or treated until they begin to have a significant impact on the person's life. Being able to identify those symptoms early and offering appropriate treatment in a timely manner could potentially lead to a reduction of more serious symptoms down the road."
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What is the Chronic Care Model?
The Chronic Care Model identifies six fundamental areas that form a system that encourages high-quality chronic disease management. Organizations must focus on these six areas, as well as develop productive interactions between patients who take an active part in their care and providers who have the necessary resources and expertise.
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Calendar and Events

What's going on?

IHC Care Coordination Conference - June 15th, Altoona, Iowa...See more...  

SIMplify Forum- June 30th, Online...
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Falls Prevention Symposium 2016 - July 8th, Ankeny, Iowa...
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Second SIM Learning Community - July 12th, Des Moines, Iowa...See more...

Third SIM Learning Community - November 9th, Des Moines, Iowa

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