Links

The following links are provided as a resource to learn more about quality health care, diabetes in the community, and the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative. Click on the titles to open the links.

Emergency Care / Urgent Care Community Awareness Campaign

This link will take you to information about the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value's "Is it an Urgency or Emergency?" community awareness campaign focused on increasing awareness of getting the right care at the right time in the right setting.

Hospital Compare

This website allows you to view the quality of health care provided by hospitals in our community and compare hospitals.

BMI Calculator (Centers for Disease Control)

Maintaining a healthy body weight and body mass are integral parts of preventing diabetes and other chronic diseases, including heart disease, arthritis, stroke, and high blood pressure. This calculator helps measure your BMI based on your height and current weight. The website also offers ways to reduce your BMI and maintain a healthy weight.

New Mexico Healthcare Takes On Diabetes

This organization serves as a public-private coalition that improves the health of New Mexicans who have diabetes and reduces the economic toll of the diabetes epidemic by:

  1. coordinating and integrating the activities of public and private diabetes organizations;
  2. maintaining a statewide diabetes practice guideline;
  3. serving as a statewide developer, distributor, and distribution center for current, practical resources related to the education, detection, treatment, and ultimately prevention of diabetes in New Mexico; and
  4. providing measurement of the status of New Mexico diabetes care and outcomes.

This website provides guidelines for diabetics, resources, useful links and other New Mexico specific information.

The Heart of Diabetes

The American Heart Association created The Heart of Diabetes program to raise awareness of and educate individuals about the connection between type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. Despite this, many people are unaware that those with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Visit this website to learn more about the connection between these two illnesses, access tools such as healthy recipes and hear stories from real patients.

America Diabetes Association

This site gives you information about preventing diabetes, maintaining your health after being diagnosed with diabetes, and other resources available to you and your family.

Aligning Forces for Quality

This site provides additional information about the overall Aligning Forces for Quality program. This long-term, comprehensive effort to improve the quality of care on the ground, in communities, is the signature program in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's $300 million commitment to improve the quality of U.S. health care.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This website provides additional information about the foundation and its history of projects and programs to improve health care quality in the U.S.

 

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