The goal of the Ohio GDM Postpartum Care Learning Collaborative is to improve prenatal education related to GDM and to increase postpartum education and screening for T2DM among women with a history of GDM, with a special emphasis on high-risk women enrolled in Medicaid. To achieve these goals, the project employs quality improvement methodology to identify, test, and share best practices for improving prenatal education, timely screening for GDM, postpartum visit rates, and postpartum care coordination between OB/GYNS, Diabetes Educators, and Primary Care Providers. Several resources have been developed to date including clinical provider toolkits, consumer resources (English and Spanish), educational presentations, data analysis and feedback, and quality improvement tools.

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Working to Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes among Women with a History of GDM.

Uses innovation, rapid cycle data feedback, and spread to identify effective improvements.

Data is collected and reported back on a monthly basis to identify which what works and what doesn’t.

Articles, storyboards, educational webinars, and more…

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ODH Collaborative

The ODH Collaborative Team is a collection of healthcare and epidemiology experts from the Ohio Department of Health working together to improve the health of women with GDM. The mission of the group is to prevent, delay or diagnose earlier, type 2 diabetes among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus.

The ODH Collaborative was formed with the goals of:

1. Ensuring all women of child-bearing age in Ohio are educated about the risks of GDM and type 2 DM and have access to preventive and treatment services for GDM to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 DM.

2. Ensuring health care practitioners in Ohio provide preconception, postpartum, and ongoing care for women to prevent gestational and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The plan is to increase awareness and knowledge through presentations, written materials, and continuing education.

3. Enhancing the understanding of the epidemiology of gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes among Ohio women of reproductive age using the data to inform messaging.

For more information, please visit our Providers section to review available project resources.