Short-Term Goals

Center for Diabetes Care Business Case

Presented By:

Olufunmilayo Adeleke

Walden University

Strategic plan and business plan for the Center for Diabetes Care




Center for Diabetes Care:

Short-Term Goals:

Develop community education programs

Advocate for community-based programs that promote health life-style changes

Provide diabetes kitchen classes to encourage healthier meals preparation

Conduct health fairs & community events to provide glucose screening

Long-Term Goals:

Promote & expand diabetes awareness & education to the targeted patient population families

Expand educational outreach programs to all Hispanic Lowertown community population

Short-Term Goals:

The short-term goals for the Center for Diabetes care include:

•To develop tailor-made free diabetes self-management community education series programs and classes offered at various community locations in English and Spanish to increase knowledge and care for diabetes.

•To advocate for community-based diabetes programs that promote health life-style changes that have the prospective to prevent besides delay the onset of diabetes and its complications. Hence, supporting the community members to live better lives and managing diabetes.

•To provide free 6-week diabetes kitchen classes where community members will be able to learn the tasty secrets to preparing healthier meals, hence acquiring skills needed to better control or even prevent diabetes. The classes will be available to those who have pre-diabetes or have already been diagnosed with diabetes, besides any interested community member with the condition of cooking for a diabetic member.

•To collaborate with other kindred groups and community-based organizations that are active in improving outcomes for diabetes and its complications

•To boost and support studies on selected clinical issues in diabetes and its complications, as demarcated by peer-reviewed research protocols.

•To conduct health fairs and community events programs that will provide diabetes education and glucose screenings at local and other community events as allowed by time, the budget, and staffing.


Center for Diabetes Care:


To achieve appropriate treatment and preventive patient-and family care, centered towards improving patient’s exceptional quality of life and safety outcomes, whereby decreasing hospitalizations from diabetes and its complications.


To provide access patients to diabetes education along with ongoing treatment in the language of their choice, in a manner that is culturally appropriate, patient-centered, timely, cost-effective, & high quality, with ultimate aim of community health enhancement.

As stated in the vision and mission, the Center for Diabetes care shall maintain a leadership position in providing education and awareness concerning diabetes and its complications to the Hispanic Lowertown community, health professionals, healthcare systems, and diabetic individuals. Moreover, it will maintain and promote the highest standards of healthcare for diabetic and its complications individuals.


Center for Diabetes Care [CDC]:

Goal of the CDC tucked into the:

PPACA Community Health Center Fund: supporting the operations, expansion, & community health centers construction (Dr. Novak, 2014)

IOM goal: improving health quality (ADA, 2018)

Healthy People 2020 Goal: reducing the disease burden of diabetes & improving the quality of life for diabetic/ pre-diabetic individuals (Healthy, 2010)

The Hispanic Lowertown Community:

Represents the targeted patient population:

Source: Dr. Novak (2014)

The center is targeting the Hispanic population in Lowertown, aged 65 years-old and above, that suffers from type II diabetes. This target patient population represents 39% of the 10,546 lower town population by age, whereas the Hispanic population represents 71% of the Lowertown population by ethnicity (Dr. Novak, 2014) as illustrated in Figure 2 and Figure 1 respectively.


Population of Lowertown by Ethnicity

Sales Hispanic White African American 0.71094860857200903 0.15234613040828801 0.13670526101970301Population of Lowertown by Age

Sales 0–18 years 19–25 years 26–45 years 46-64 years 65+ years 0.08 0.09 0.2 0.24 0.39 Column1 0–18 years 19–25 years 26–45 years 46-64 years 65+ years 0.79999999999999993

The Hispanic Lowertown Community:

Hispanics with type II diagnosis face numerous challenges in medication management for diabetes due to complex combination of:

Language barrier

Cultural background

Accessibility to appropriate diabetes & its complications healthcare management & treatment

Inadequate healthcare literacy


(Dr. Novak, 2014)

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