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 2013 Diabetes Council Webinars



2013 Advocacy Committee 3-Part Webinar Series: Working with Medicaid - An Overview for Public Health Staff


Webinar Overview and Speaker Biographies



October 3, 3-4 pm ET

Part 1: Medicaid Overview presented by Kathleen Nolan, National Association of Medicaid Directors

Link to Webinar Recording

Resource: Kaiser Family Foundation Website

This site has statistics about who is covered by Medicaid in each state and allows a comparison across states.



October 17, 3-4:15 pm ET
Part 2:
Policy Resources and Perspectives on Diabetes Self-Management Education presented by Richard Cauchi, National Conference of State Legislatures

Link to the Webinar Recording
Resource: NCSL Supplemental Resources for NACDD Diabetes Webinar

This document, prepared by Richard Cauchi, the Director of Health Programs at NCSL, has several diabetes-related resources:

  • Two resources are reports of state budget surveys and the amount states spent to address diabetes in 2012 and 2013 (draft).
  • A resource is from 2010 and outlines the provisions in health care reform related to diabetes.
  • Additional presentation slides with material related to obesity and diabetes.
  • Information from South Dakota about Medicaid DSME services.
  • State-by-state listing of diabetes-related commercial insurance mandates


October 31, 3-4 pm ET
Part 3:
Two States will share their experiences of working with Medicaid to improve the care of people with diabetes focused on efforts around diabetes self-management education.

Link to the Webinar Recording



Maryland: Presentation by Adelline Ntatin


Handouts from MD: 

Questionnaire for Maryland's DSME's Programs


DSME Survey Results


Maryland Million Hearts Implementation Guid

Florida: Presentation by Sarah Cawthon

Handouts from FL: 


Sample DSME Fact Sheet for Legislature


Sample talking points for State Representative 

FL Partner Survey to develop joint recommendations on DSME standards in FL


Survey Tool


Survey Results


FL Diabetes Statue and Rules



Additional Resources


Diabetes Council DSME Resource

Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is the cornerstone of care for people with diabetes. The DSME Resource provides information on the definition of DSME, the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education and Support, reimbursement, starting a community-based DSME program, and more.