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Outreach updates, October 2018

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October is yet another great month to include preventative screenings in physician practice outreach plans, with the national emphasis on breast cancer awareness and education.  According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight American women will get breast cancer.  Prevention screenings and early detention is very important in diagnosing and treating this cancer.

The Physician Alliance has also initiated a public awareness campaign for the month of October in metro Detroit to promote preventative screenings and diabetic management.

The Physician Alliance and the Practice Resource Team (PRT) are continuing to work with physician practices (TPA private practices) in October, focusing on helping close gaps in care in the following areas:

Family Practice:

  • Diabetic measures
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Childhood obesity

Internal Medicine:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or depression


  • Diabetic measures

With the rise in health care spending, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced that healthcare costs for Americans with diabetes are 2.3 times greater than those without diabetes.  For information on the ADA’s 2018 Standards in Medical Care for Diabetes click here.

Regarding COPD rates in Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has made available fact sheets that can be downloaded by clicking here and shared in your practice.

The Physician Alliance created numerous education materials that include posters along with patient action plans.  Help engage and educate patient populations this month through available marketing materials such as: diabetes patient action plan, diabetes self-management forms, asthma self-management forms for both adolescents and adults.  Click here to access. 

The online marketing materials and posters provided by The Physician Alliance are free of charge to physician practice members.  Please check out all available materials by going to, click on Learning Center tab, then Patient Education Materials.

This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

Sources: American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control, American Diabetes Association

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