June 22, 2010 ~ “A Discussion with Dr. Gary Puckrein from the National Minority Quality Forum and The Diabetes Care Project about Groundbreaking Research in the Diabetes Space.”

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum.

Dr. Gary A. Puckrein

Gary A. Puckrein is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum. Dr. Puckrein also serves as Executive Director of the Alliance of Minority Medical Associations-a collaborative effort of the Asian and Pacific Physicians’ Association, the Association of American Indian Physicians, and the National Medical Association. In 1998 he founded the Forum’s predecessor program (the National Minority Health Month Foundation) to help communities and policy makers eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in special populations through the use of evidence-based, data-driven initiatives. Dr. Puckrein has built the Forum’s capacity to house vital statistics and other information-including demographic, environmental, claims, prescription, laboratory, hospital, and clinic data-in a centralized data warehouse. Dr. Puckrein has also led the development of the Forum’s health atlases to measure and forecast health status in small geographic areas, evaluate the impact of specific interventions, monitor changes in health outcomes, and provide information and analysis regarding the health of ethnic and racial minorities. Dr. Puckrein published two successful magazines: American Visions and Minority Health Today. Dr. Puckrein was awarded his doctorate from Brown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.

Photo Above:  Dr. Gary A. Puckrein

About the Diabetes Care Project

The Diabetes Care Project is a coalition of patient advocates and health partners whose goal is to educate patients, caregivers, health care providers and policymakers on the value of developing personalized management plans for diabetes patients in an effort to improve each patient’s health outcomes and lower costs for the entire health system. Roche Diagnostics and the National Minority Quality Forum are founding partners of the Diabetes Care Project, which is supported by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Alliance for Aging Research. Project partners are committed to improving patient outcomes and advancing diabetes care and management.

About the National Minority Quality Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum was founded in 1998 as a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to strengthen national and local efforts to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations through the use of evidence-based, data-driven initiatives, including a series of health atlases.

Listen to Diabetes Living Today® with Dr. Gary Puckrein

June 22, 2010 ~ Dr. Gary Puckrein, The Diabetes Care Project