The U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map® Program
The U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map program is helping millions of people living with diabetes better understand and manage their condition. Thousands of healthcare professionals at practices, hospitals, clinics and managed-care organizations in the U.S. have adopted the program to help their patients with diabetes achieve Personal Health Engagement®.
The U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map program was developed by Healthy Interactions in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and is sponsored by the Merck Journey for Control™ program.
In developing the program, Healthy Interactions collaborated with the ADA and its team of subject matter experts to ensure that the content of the U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map program addresses the perceptions and needs of participants.
For more information on Merck's Journey for Control program, visit http://www.journeyforcontrol.com.
About the U.S. Healthy Interactions/Merck Partnership
Healthy Interactions Inc., a global leader in health education, and Merck & Co., Inc., a global research-driven pharmaceutical company devoted to putting patients first, announced in November 2006 a multi-year relationship to transform how healthcare professionals engage patients in learning about diabetes and to improve Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) among patients. The original partnership committed to training and equipping 10,000 healthcare professionals with the U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map tools over three years.
In response to strong positive feedback from health educators across the country, Healthy Interactions and Merck will now undertake training and equipping thousands of additional healthcare professionals with the U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map tools. The enlarged effort also provides for the debut of the Spanish version of the U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map tools, developed to help connect with the nearly three million Hispanics and Latinos with diabetes in the U.S.
Also available in English and Spanish are the Conversation Starter™ tools for one-on-one education. Adapted from the content in the small group Conversation Map education tools, these one-on-one tools come in a flipchart design and help healthcare professionals deliver patient-centered education, improve patient engagement, and optimize diabetes care outcomes.
Topics that matter the most to participants
The Diabetes Conversation Map program includes five different Conversation Map education tools that focus on various topics related to diabetes and diabetes management. Educators choose the Conversation Map education tool that addresses the topics their participants consider most relevant to their own life and experiences with diabetes.
The U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map program includes the following Conversation Map education tools that serve as topics for Conversation Map sessions.
Overview of Diabetes
Monitoring and Using Your Results
Natural Course of Diabetes
For more information on the Merck Journey for Control program, visit http://www.journeyforcontrol.com.
For more information on how to receive the one-on-one tools or the Conversation Map education tools in Spanish, please contact your local Merck representative.
For more information on the American Diabetes Association, visit www.diabetes.org.