Diabetes Management and Impact for Long-Term Empowerment & Success (MILES)
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Diabetes Management and Impact for Long-Term Empowerment & Success (MILES) is an initiative that commenced in Dec 2012 that assesses the self-efficacy of an evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) to manage diabetes among underserved Asian populations in Chicago. MILES is the first pilot intervention in Chicago’s Asian communities to use an evidence-based diabetes self-management program with a dual-pronged approach through (i) community collaborations and (ii) a diabetes health educator team led by a registered nurse (RN) and community health worker (CHW). The pilot will target diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals from Chicago’s limited-English speaking Chinese and Korean immigrant communities.
TARGET POPULATION: Asian American Immigrant and Refugees Communities in Metropolitan Chicago
• Chinese American Service League
• Korean American Community Services
PROGRAM GOALS: The goals of MILES are threefold: 1) to build organizational capacity for linguistically and culturally appropriate diabetes programming through training of partner agency staff 2) to improve diabetes self-management practices and self-confidence among target community members, and 3) to document partner and community acceptance of the DSMP program and lessons learned for potential dissemination and program replication to other
Asian and refugee communities.
CONTACT: For more information please contact Katherine Mueller-Demos at 312.372.7070, ext: 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org