AmeriHealth Caritas DC, a health insurer and District of Columbia Managed Care Organization (MCO), offers a full range of services for the DC Healthy Families Medicaid program and the DC Healthcare Alliance. AmeriHealth Caritas DC offers diabetes prevention and support to its health plan members living with diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes. For more information, plan members should contact their health care provider or learn more at the AmeriHealth Caritas DC online Diabetes Care Center: click here to visit the Diabetes Care Center website. Members may also participate in health and wellness classes–including exercise, fitness, care coaching, healthy cooking–offered at the AmeriHealth Caritas DC Member Wellness Center, at 2027 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington DC, 20020. For questions, call the Member Wellness Center at 1-202-408-3989.
The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, which is heaquartered in the District, provides free medical alert ID necklaces, diabetes self-management diaries and educational literature upon request, and publishes the Diabetes Wellness Letter. Click here to learn how to request a free diabetes ID necklace.
MedStar Family Choice is a Managed Care Organization (MCO) serving the District of Columbia. In the District, they provide services to individuals eligible for the DC Healthy Families Program and the DC Healthcare Alliance Program. MedStar Family Choice offers diabetes prevention and education to its health plan members living with diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes. Disease Management is available to members who need help managing chronic diseases, including diabetes. The Disease Management service is provided by nurses and social workers who work closely with members and their doctors. They contact members by telephone and help members to understand their diabetes and to get the testing and care they need. They work closely with members to help them learn how to manage their diabetes. To learn more about the Disease Management service, MedStar Family Choice members should call 855-210-6203 or click here to visit the website.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) offers a free cooking class series through its Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative. The goal of the Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative program is to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing diabetes, along with their friends and family members with new information and skills. Each class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes. Learn more at their website here or send an email to Rose Saltalamacchia
Sibley Memorial Hospital offers a number of Diabetes Education Programs. The Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is a two-hour long, weekly session that meets for three weeks. Participants must be referred by a physician to attend and once enrolled, must attend all three sessions. The Outpatient Diabetes Education Program also offers a weekly program for women with Gestational Diabetes. Sibley Memorial Hospital also offers a Diabetes support group that meets quarterly, and is open to the public. Please call (202) 537-4145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register for Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education Programs.
This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program
Trusted Health Plan (THP) is a Managed Care Organization (MCO) serving the District of Columbia. In the District, they provide services to individuals eligible for the DC Healthy Families Program and the DC Healthcare Alliance Program. THP has a Diabetes Disease Management Program. All THP enrollees aged 18+ with a primary or secondary diagnosis of Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes (with the exception of Gestational Diabetes) is eligible to receive the benefits of this program. All eligible enrollees will undergo a Diabetes Health Risk assessment and receive education and services customized to their severity of illness.
Benefits of this program include:
- Disease Management Staff Outreach
- Educational Materials
- Educational Seminars and Services at the THP Health and Wellness Outreach Center
- Medication and Preventative Health Monitoring
- Case Management Services and primary care outreach and care coordination are also available to High Risk enrollees
Click here to learn more about the Diabetes Disease Management Services (scroll down the page to find Disease Management)