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More than 150 medical groups and health systems participate in Together 2 Goal®, AMGA’s national diabetes campaign, which launched in 2016. Together, they have improved care for more than 750,000 people with Type 2 diabetes. To continue this strong progress toward our goal to reach 1
million patients, AMGA is extending the Together 2 Goal® campaign beyond March 2019
through March 2021.
Through this campaign extension, existing participants will gain more time to continue hardwiring improvements. AMGA member organizations not currently enrolled in
the campaign are encouraged to join us! To support groups in reaching their diabetes
improvement goals, the campaign will offer a host of new tools and resources, including
a supplement to the Campaign Toolkit, new patient and provider materials, mentoring
opportunities, enhanced data support, and more.
To learn how you can get involved or view new resources as they become available,
“Investing in AMGA Foundation and the Campaign for a Healthier America will help us have a
visit together2goal.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
collective voice and collective resources to identify areas where we can collaborate to accelerate
care together faster than we could as individual organizations.”
—Beth Averbeck, M.D.
Senior Medical Director, Primary Care, HealthPartners Medical Group
Board Member, AMGA
AMGA Foundation and participating groups are making
progress identifying and elevating best practices for providing
treatment for patients with obesity. Our Obesity Care Model
Collaborative (OCMC), sponsored by Novo Nordisk, just had its
third in-person meeting on November 5–7, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The final meeting is scheduled for May 2019.
Additionally, several Collaborative participants and advisors
were invited to present at AMGA Foundation’s Annual Chronic
Care Roundtable Meeting recently in San Antonio.
In the session “Valuable Strategies to Overcome Clinical
Inertia in Diabetes and Obesity Care Delivery,” Barto Burguera
M.D., Ph.D., from Cleveland Clinic, Barbara Hodne, D.O., and
Christina Taylor, M.D., from The Iowa Clinic, and Kara Mayes,
M.D., from Mercy shared challenges and potential solutions
for diagnosing and elevating life-changing treatment options
for patients with obesity.
The Iowa Clinic, Novant Health, and Confluence Health will
conduct a session at AMGA’s 2019 Annual Conference: “
Managing Obesity as a Chronic Disease Starts in Primary Care.”
Stay tuned for more insights from OCMC throughout the year.
Best Practices for Treating Patients with Obesity
National diabetes campaign extended into 2021