External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.
National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program involves public and private partners in initiatives to improve treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and ultimately prevent the onset of diabetes.
Health Disparities Collaboratives
Health Disparities Collaboratives are a national effort of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to improve health outcomes for all medically underserved people with chronic diseases.
Recognized Education Programs
To promote quality education for people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association endorses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. To support this goal, the Education Recognition Program assesses whether applicants meet national standards. Standards are designed to be flexible enough to be applicable in any health care setting, from physicians’ offices and HMOs to clinics and hospitals.
Visit the American Diabetes Association's Recognition Programs page to find programs in Texas and other states, as well as recognized providers of quality diabetes care.
The mission of the Podiatry Service of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to create a standard of excellence in patient care, teaching, research, and service. Through programs in allied health, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate podiatric medical education, the faculty is committed to the provision of educational opportunities to health professionals whose long-term career objectives will be to provide excellence in health care in the most cost-effective wayand to seek information fundamental to the prevention and treatment of foot disorders and disease.
Texas Health Care Information Council
The Texas Health Care Information Council provides data that enable Texas consumers and health plan purchasers to make informed health care decisions. The Council's charge is to collect data and report on the quality performance of health maintenance organizations operating in Texas and hospitals. Their goal is to provide information that will enable consumers to have an impact on the cost and quality of health care in Texas.
TMF Health Quality Institute
The TMF Health Quality Institute is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas, one of 53 organizations working with Medicare to monitor and improve utilization and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries. TMF has monitored quality indicators related to diabetes (annual hemoglobin A1c testing, biennial dilated eye exam, and biennial lipid profile) through its Diabetes Quality Improvement Project .