PLAINFIELD, NJ (June 27, 2017) – Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), is partnering with the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield to provide free diabetes workshops as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program offers free self-management workshops that are open to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their family members and caregivers.

The free workshops follow the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program developed by the Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Workshops are designed to help individuals learn how to manage their diabetes and take control of their health through various tools, behavior modification and coping techniques. Participants will learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, the importance of healthy eating, the role of exercise, how to deal with stress and difficult emotions, managing medications, and much more.

This free six-week workshop will be offered at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield on 724 Park Avenue in Plainfield, NJ 07060. Workshops are on Mondays from July 17 to August 21 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All attendees must register by the second workshop session.

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For more information or to register for these workshops, call Jarmaine Williams at (732) 955-8168. Visit www.qualityinsights-qin.org to learn more about Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, or to read real success stories about people with diabetes in New Jersey who have completed this program and made motivational improvements to their health and lives.

About Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network

Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Quality Insights collaborates with healthcare providers, patients and allied organizations across the network to bring about widespread, significant improvements in the quality of care they deliver. Our goal is better care, smarter spending and healthier people. To learn more about the network, visit www.qualityinsights-qin.org.