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East Tennessee Researcher Co-Authors Paper on Quality Improvement in Diabetes Education

Dr. Robin Pendley, assistant professor in the department of health services management and policy at East Tennessee State University College of Public Health, has co-authored a paper titled “Diabetes Education: Quality Improvement Interventions through Health Departments”. The paper was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Along with her co-authors from the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Health, Dr. Pendley studied six local health departments, conducting pre- and post-assessments of multiple indicators of diabetes services, including diabetes self-management education (DSME). These six health departments served approximately one quarter of all of the citizens of Kentucky.