Helping Our Communities Manage Diabetes

Edward-Elmhurst Health was noticing discrepancies within communities, so they worked to create patient dashboards to help decrease the discrepancy gap. Dashboards are a way of collecting all of the information we have about our patients and turning them into insights. We are excited health equity dashboard because it allows us to understand the diversity of our patient population and determine whether any disparities exist. So early on, when we looked at the data, we saw that the rate of diabetes among Hispanic and African American populations was much higher than our general patient population. That prompted us to establish a pilot program where we embedded Spanish-speaking diabetes educators and navigators into primary care offices in the Addison community.

To learn more about Edward-Elmhurst’s commitment to the community, visit https://www.eehealth.org/careers/diversity/.