- improve the health of the public by conducting research that examines access to health care, increases the quality of health care services, and informs health policy and practice; and
- lead educational programs that promote these goals.
Center member Shari Bolen, MD, MPH and colleagues recently performed a systematic review of over 100 studies of Òpatient activationÓ strategies for adults with diabetes, and found that these programs improve blood sugar control almost as much as taking a diabetes medication. The study team also found improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight. Interventions Read More