Several educational trainings are available for providers which review project resources, clinical education related to the diagnosis and treatment of GDM and T2DM, and support tools to aid consumer care. The webinars feature subject matter experts (SMEs) who are nationally recognized experts in the fields of maternal-fetal medicine, GDM, consumer education for high-risk populations, care coordination, community awareness, motivational interviewing, and shared-decision making. Each webinar is approximately 30 minutes in length.

Please check this page often for new presentations as they become available.

Best Practices for the Prenatal, Postpartum, and Lifelong Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Speaker: Dr. Steven Gabbe, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

This webinar includes best practices for the diagnosis, prenatal and postpartum treatment of GDM patients. Anyone who provides treatment to patients with GDM or a history of GDM, including but not limited to providers, nurses, nurse practitioners, and midwives, will benefit from viewing this recording.

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Best Practices for Postpartum Care and the Prevention of T2DM Following a GDM-Affected Pregnancy

Speaker: Dr. Steven Gabbe, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

This webinar includes research, strategies and best practices for the ongoing testing and prevention of type 2 diabetes in women with a history of GDM, as well as for care coordination between prenatal and postpartum care providers

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Identifying and Screening Pregnant Moms-to-Be at High Risk for GDM

Speaker: Dr. Steven Gabbe, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Steven Gabbe shares the short and long-term impact of GDM on the mother and infant, and the importance of screening all women. Other topics addressed include methods of screening, identification of high risk consumers, and best practices for treatment.

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Obstetrician and Primary Care Provider Communication: Reducing the Barrier

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Thung, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

According to research, lack of communication between OBs, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Primary Care Providers can be a barrier for postpartum screening of women diagnosed with GDM. Dr. Stephen Thung offers possible solutions and shares strategies from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center when transitioning GDM patients to postpartum care.

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Improving Continuity of Care

Speaker: Reena Oza-Frank, Ph.D., RD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr. Reena Oza-Frank defines continuity of care and outlines the role of the consumer, provider, and system in creating successful postpartum care. She also shares results of a recent Ohio Department of Health provider survey related to postpartum screening of GDM consumers.

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Transforming the Health Care Delivery System in Ohio

Speaker: Anne Harnish and Heather Reed, Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center

In 2013, Ohio won a federal innovation grant to adopt two new payment models, Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Episode-Based Payments. Speakers Anne Harnish and Heather Reed explain what how the models, which emphasize higher quality, value-based care, impact OBs and other providers who treat patients in Ohio.

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Motivational Interviewing for Shared Decision Making

Speaker: Patrick Boyle LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Case Western Reserve University

Motivational interviewing is a person-centered technique focused on creating a change in behavior. In addition to describing the stages of change, Patrick Boyle explains how providers can use motivational interviewing to encourage women with a history of GDM to make lifestyle choices that decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Improving Outcomes for Women with Gestational Diabetes: A Data to Action Journey in Ohio, 2010-2015

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Wapner, Dr. Cynthia Shellhaas, Dr. Elizabeth Conrey (Ohio Department of Health)

The Ohio Department of Health discusses the Ohio Gestational Diabetes Collaborative including mission, goals, and strategies for improving health outcomes for women with gestational diabetes (GDM). This presentation also includes a summary of the creation of and progress made during the first phase of the Ohio GDM Postpartum Care Learning Collaborative including data from the participating sites.

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