Bullhook becomes a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program.

Bullhook Community Health Center Diabetes Pathway becomes a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program through AADE-Accreditation

Havre, MT — Bullhook Community Health Center Diabetes Pathway was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This will allow the people with Diabetes in and around Hill County increased access to high quality diabetes education services.

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The program is comprehensive and taught by diabetes educators who have extensive training.

Bullhook Community Health Center Diabetes Pathway, located at 521 4th Street, Havre, will be offering diabetes self-management education upon referral from your primary care provider.

 “AADE’s accreditation assures that an accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.  Programs who meet this criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education and help to modify sometimes unhealthy behaviors, or simply provide the education that the person with diabetes has not previously received” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Accreditation Director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program.  “Bullhook Community Health Center Diabetes Pathway” is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009.”

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