Volume XXIX | June 1, 2022

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The Ohio Cardiovascular & Diabetes Health Collaborative (Cardi-OH) is a statewide initiative of health care professionals who share knowledge to improve Medicaid patient outcomes and eliminate health disparities across Ohio.

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Podcast 24 - Bridging the Digital Divide in Health Care

Check out the latest podcast featuring Amy Sheon, PhD, MPH, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Public Health Innovators, LLC, and Autumn Glover, MCRP, MPA, of OhioHealth. 

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Clinical Pearls for Practice 

Utilizing the DEINTENSIFY Strategy

to Manage Diabetes in Older Adults

Did You Know?

For older adults with diabetes, deintensification of complex medication regimens is recommended to decrease polypharmacy and hypoglycemia, as long as targets for glycemic control can be met.

Learn about how the DEINTENSIFY (Dementia, Elderly, Impaired renal function, Numerous comorbidities, Tight glycemic control, End of life phase, Nursing home residents, Significant weight loss, Inappropriate medications, Frequent hypoglycemia, Years of long diabetes) strategy can be used to identify older adults appropriate for deintensification based on patient characteristics and comorbidities. 

Cardi-OH Capsule 24

News You Can Use

U.S. Adults Experienced Significant Increase in Blood Pressure During COVID-19 Pandemic

Currents provide brief summaries of the latest advances in medicine or clinical practice related to diabetes or hypertension and include links to additional resources.


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Fall 2022 TeleECHO Clinic

What’s New in Cardiovascular Prevention? A Series of Case-Based Discussions

September 15 - December 8, 2022

Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. ET

Cardi-OH has partnered with Project ECHO® to support primary care providers to safely and effectively treat cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Using simple video conferencing technology and case-based learning, Cardi-OH ECHO creates a unique partnership between community health care providers and a team of multidisciplinary specialists from Ohio's leading medical centers.


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May 2022 Webinar

Remote Monitoring for Diabetes: Embracing Technology to Improve Patient Care

Watch the recording of the May 25, 2022, webinar



Kathleen Dungan, MD, MPH

Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Services

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

The Ohio State University School of Medicine


Megan Rasch, PharmD, BCACP

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Five Rivers Health Centers


Amy Zack, MD

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The webinar recording, slides, and other clinical resources are available on Cardi-OH.org.

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Kathleen Dungan, MD, MPH

Megan Rasch

Megan Rasch, PharmD, BCACP

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The Ohio Cardiovascular and Diabetes Health Collaborative is funded by the Ohio Department of Medicaid and administered by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center. The views expressed in this presentation are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of the state of Ohio or federal Medicaid programs.