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HUB 1 Partners

Gestational Diabetes Initiative began with three national partners:  Divisions of Diabetes Translation and Reproductive Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Women’s Health Group with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and the Association of Maternal Child Health Programs.  This initiative explored the issues surrounding Gestational Diabetes and established that quality data was the crucial issue.  The Initiative lead to the Gestational Diabetes Collaborative and the Gestational Diabetes Network. 

Gestational Diabetes Collaborative is a partnership of the NACDD, Women’s Health Group, CDC Divisions of Diabetes Translation and Reproductive Health, AMCHP and multi-state and tribal entities working to improve GDM data and care.   The Gestational Diabetes Collaborative supports efforts to:

·        develop and implement strategies to improve the quality of routinely collected GDM data

·        improve the level of awareness that women with a history of GDM and their offspring are at a substantially increased risk for future development of type 2 diabetes

·        implement strategies to enhance postpartum glucose testing and follow-up. Members of the GDM Collaborative include the following state and tribal members:

Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, West Virginia; Chickasaw, Choctaw and Navajo Nations; and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

Gestational Diabetes Network is comprised of individuals and groups interested in Gestational Diabetes and who work towards improving prevention, detection, treatment, management, post-partum follow-up and education efforts. 

Anyone interested in Gestational Diabetes may join the Network.  The network offers quarterly continuing education through webinars and other social media venues such as our Gestational Diabetes blog.

HUB 2 Resources and Tools

Resources and Tools include Gestational Diabetes clinical materials, tools, updates, links, and other information helpful for healthcare and public health practitioners.  The topical areas are: General and Comprehensive; Preventive and Prenatal; Screening; Diagnosis; Treatment and Management; Post- Partum; Educational and Quality Improvement Resources.

Archived copies of Previous GDM Network Presentations

December 2012    “Postpartum GDM Follow-up and Care: What Do Women Really Want?”

March 2013   “Enablers and Barriers to GDM Care in Harder-to-Reach Populations”

June 2013    “Diagnosing and Screening for Gestational Diabetes: Still a Controversy? Still a Challenge?”

August 2013   “GDM & PRAMS Survey:  Putting the Pieces Together”

November 2013   “Pregnancy, Weight Gain and Gestational Diabetes.”

February 2014   “Collaborative Efforts to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes: 3 Partnerships Utilizing A Continuous Quality Improvement Process.”

Statistics includes data and statistical resources from national and Gestational Diabetes Collaborative entities including fact sheets and data books. 

Gestational Diabetes Collaborative Products contains fact sheets, data books, and other useful tools to assist others in developing a Gestational Diabetes Improvement Project.

Gestational Diabetes Collaborative Reports and Briefs contains accumulative reports demonstrating the outcomes of the Gestational Diabetes Collaborative Better Data Better Care.

·        The NACDD 2014 Annual Report with our section

·        The Impact Brief containing our GDM report

·        The upcoming GDM data brief

·        The upcoming GDM final brief

 

HUB 3 Gestational Diabetes Guidelines and Care Standards

Guidelines and Standards includes links to international, national state and organizational recommendations on screening, diagnosing, managing/treating and postpartum follow-up for women with Gestational Diabetes.

This section also has link towards articles delineating Standards of Care.

 

Hub 4 Digital Library of Evidence Based Journal Articles and Literature

The Digital Library contains links to Gestational Diabetes articles on the following topical areas:  Prevention and Prenatal Care; Screening and Diagnosis; Care and Treatment; Postpartum; Reimbursement; Economic Impact; Health Disparities, and Public Health.  This library also includes archived articles, articles published prior to 2008 and landmark articles. 

EVENTS Hub

The events hub is a link to upcoming conferences, meetings, and conference calls with agendas and registration/call in information.