March 13–14, 2019

Please Note: This event has already occurred.

March 13–14, 2019
Nevada Chronic Disease Summit

Learning Objectives

Following the activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Value of empathy in chronic disease management
  • Quality of life and creating person-centered interventions
  • Empathy as a pathway toward making healthcare relevant to individuals and communities
  • Discuss diagnosis of diabetes
  • Discuss the use of technology in diabetes management
  • Identify members of the diabetes care team
  • Identify medications used in the treatment of diabetes
  • Discuss key contributing factors to failures of chronic disease management
  • Describe common features of important chronic conditions deserving improved chronic disease management
  • Review interventions that frequently lead to successful chronic disease management
  • Review of the 2017 blood pressure management recommendations
  • Describe the silent epidemic of hypertension, including identifying the undiagnosed, as well as helping patients diagnosed patient achieve BP control
  • Discuss high blood pressure as a public health problem, and what types of environmental changes can we make to promote healthier lifestyles
  • Review health education resources that are available to help community and healthcare providers around blood pressure prevention and management
  • Understand the federally mandated responsibility of the ER to provide an MSE and emergency stabilization for any person who presents to the ER requesting care regardless of ability to pay
  • Discuss healthcare options for undocumented citizens with chronic kidney disease compared to documented citizens.
  • Describe the evolution of the opioid epidemic
  • Discuss how Opioid epidemic and undocumented immigration relates to ED overcrowding, increased healthcare cost and limits access to healthcare
  • Discuss several ER procedural and operational changes made to address the opioid epidemic and undocumented citizens with end stage renal disease presenting to the ED
  • Define and understand the future workforce needed to care for and manage patients with the most common chronic disease
  • Identify training gaps for the chronic care workforce, including training that addresses the social determinants of health
  • Identify challenges associated with the recruitment, management, and retention of the chronic care workforce
  • Review the 7 healthy steps and how to be proactive in preventing disease
  • Discuss the data and evidence behind lifestyle changes
  • Describe the development of the Nevada Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Strategic Plan funding and goals
  • Discuss how activities of stakeholders drives completion of strategic plan goal by implementation of evidence-based activities
  • Identify programs currently improving cardiovascular outcomes through innovations
  • Discuss challenges, gap, and opportunities for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention strategies
  • Describe the differing patterns of chronic disease rates across the United States
  • Outline strategies for assessing root causes and needed partnerships
  • Discuss interventions that have proven successful in other settings
  • Describe key lessons from successful, sustained partnerships
  • Discuss the effectiveness of self-management interventions for increasing self-efficacy scores and improving the quality of life for those living with a chronic condition
  • Describe use innovative of evidence based tools to dementia services in community-based services
  • Review outcome data as a model for developing evidence - informed, enhanced and based program services management in community-based services
  • Define harm reduction and the key principles of harm reduction
  • Recall the definition of stigma and strategies for its reduction
  • Identify current harm reduction projects in southern Nevada
  • Discuss innovative care management and coordination models that focus on the social determinants of health
  • Review pragmatic ways to overcome socioeconomic barriers to patient care plan compliance
  • Describe the importance of relationship building in successfully engaging vulnerable populations in care coordination and care management
  • Describe specific lessons learned while delivering programming using tele-health systems in rural Nevada
  • Describe how to deliver quality programming both while using technology and when technology fails
  • Describe the practice of self-monitoring and tracking of blood pressure readings at home or outside of the healthcare provider office setting
  • Discuss the use of a digital self-monitoring tool to track blood pressure readings
  • Review the use of health mentors to motivate and encourage participants
  • Describe issues resulting in hypertension being a health disparity for diverse communities
  • Become current on local, state, and national obesity prevalence trends and societal impact
  • Learn the basic knowledge and skills necessary for successful participation in the 5210 Healthy Washoe initiative.
  • Describe three ways 5210 can assist youth organizations and workplace wellness programs meet the nutrition and physical activity needs of families
  • Identify the benefits of building a community-based partnership in the barbershop or beauty salon as an innovate model to deliver health promotion interventions.
  • Describe how to develop an effective barbershop health intervention aimed to reduce health disparities among African American men.
  • Discuss new and emerging electronic tobacco products and understand the public health risks of using these products, particularly among youth
  • Review current efforts in Washoe County related to comprehensive clean indoor air and smoke free workplaces