City of Birmingham funds Collaborative Effort between Pack Health and Lakeshore Foundation

11.26.18

Pack Health, together with Lakeshore Foundation, has been granted $90,000 to develop and execute Diabetes Health Coaching for People with Disabilities through the City of Birmingham’s Building Opportunities for Lasting Development (BOLD) program.

Pack Health announced its Commitment to Inclusion in partnership with Lakeshore Foundation and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) in July of 2018, and is already working with NCHPAD to evaluate program content and implement the approved curriculum Prevent T2 for All and additional training related to the inclusion of people with disabilities in evidence-based programming. This grant will enable the organizations to implement and optimize more inclusive programming in partnership with Lakeshore patients. This includes:

  • the creation of new digital content such as videos and infographics, reviewing established literature, and other program materials,
  • Health Advisor training programs to support inclusive engagement,
  • working with the Lakeshore Foundation clinical staff to enroll 100 patients in the engagement program, and
  • reporting patient outcomes and program activities to the City of Birmingham and the Lakeshore clinical teams.

According to Josh Carpenter, Director of Innovation and Economic Opportunity for the city, the city received more than 35 applications for funding, with the total requested amount surpassing $5 million. This collaboration is one of ten projects announced last Tuesday as a part of the BOLD program’s inaugural class. Interested parties can read more about the BOLD program here.

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