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Healthy Metric Releases Report on Disparities in Diabetes Management by Rural and Urban Residence

Healthy Metric, a dynamic statewide partnership dedicated to advancing health equity throughout Wisconsin, has released a report titled “Disparities in Diabetes by Geography: A Healthy Metric 2023 Brief Report for Wisconsin.” This report shows the differences in diabetes management between patients with diabetes alone and those with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, taking into account their rural or urban residency. The findings are compelling, shedding light on the need for targeted interventions to bridge the gaps in diabetes control and tobacco cessation, especially among underserved areas.

Driven by a commitment to actionable change, the Healthy Metric partnership actively collaborates with health systems across the state, working together to identify best practices and initiate action aimed at reducing the disparities outlined in their reports. By leveraging the report’s information, stakeholders aim to facilitate a collective effort in addressing health disparities and improving diabetes care outcomes in Wisconsin.

Healthy Metric’s groundbreaking work is made possible through a three-year, $3 million grant awarded jointly in 2021 by the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP). This collaboration brings together the two medical schools, the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ), the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO), and the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI), the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin.

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