On September 13, AMGA Foundation and the
American Diabetes Association (ADA) hosted more
than one hundred top diabetes leaders in Indianapolis,
Indiana, at a day-long symposium to share best practices for improving care for patients living with Type 2
Leadership from health systems and medical
groups nationwide convened as part of AMGA Foundation’s Diabetes: Together 2 Goal® campaign, which
seeks to improve care for one million patients with
Type 2 diabetes by 2019. As a part of the campaign,
150 AMGA member medical groups and health systems
have committed to adopting one or more “planks,”
evidence-based best practices in diabetes care. The symposium explores how providers can implement ADA’s
Standards of Care into practice within three campaign
planks—adopting a treatment algorithm, assessing and
addressing risk of cardiovascular disease, and integrating emotional and behavioral support.
Attendees heard from some of the country’s leading
voices in diabetes care management, including Deloris
Ann Berrien-Jones, M.D., of Henry Ford Health
System; Frank Colangelo, M.D., FACP, of Premier
Medical Associates; Jim Dudl, M.D., of Kaiser Perman-ente and ADA’s Professional Practice Committee; John
W. Kennedy, M.D., of Geisinger Health System; David
G. Marrero, Ph.D., of The University of Arizona Health
Sciences and ADA; and Paris Roach, M.D., of Indiana
University School of Medicine and ADA’s Diabetes
Symposium Hosts More than 100 Diabetes Leaders
Thanks to AMGA Foundation Donors
The Foundation would also like to give special thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their recent donation:
■ ■ Ken Ackerman, M.D.
■ ■ Marcie Babey
■ ■ Joseph Bisordi, M.D., FACP
■ ■ Russell Branzell
■ ■ C. Edward Brown, FACHE
■ ■ David Fitzgerald
■ ■ Theresa Frei, R.N., M.B.A.
■ ■ Sharon Gabrielson, M.H.A.
■ ■ Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
■ ■ Matthew Gibb, M.D., FACC, FACP, FSCAI
■ ■ Steven Green, M.D.
■ ■ Jennifer Jackman, MHCE
■ ■ Michelle Koury, M.D.
■ ■ Kevin McCune, M.D.
■ ■ Robert C. Montgomery, M.D.
■ ■ Woody Morris, CPA
■ ■ Ken Novack
■ ■ Randall Peyton, M.D.
■ ■ Mark Shields, M.D.
■ ■ Susan Terry, M.D.
■ ■ Randolph Shapiro, CPA
■ ■ Nikita Stempniewicz
■ ■ Don Wreden, M.D.
■ ■ AtlantiCare
■ ■ Horizon Medical Group
■ ■ Salem Health Medical Group
■ ■ University of Vermont Health Network
Together 2 Goal® Corporate
■ ■ Presenting Corporate Collaborator: Novo
■ ■ Principal Corporate Collaborators: Johnson
& Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc. and
■ ■ Contributing Corporate Collaborators: Merck
■ ■ Corporate Collaborator: DC Department of
Best Practices Collaborative Sponsors
■ ■ Adult Immunizations: Pfizer Inc.
■ ■ Heart Failure: Novartis
■ ■ Obesity: Novo Nordisk, Inc.