CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – What approaches from the Indian Health Service can be applied to other populations to reduce kidney failure and prevent diabetes deaths?
What approaches from the Indian Health Service can be applied to other populations to reduce kidney failure and prevent diabetes deaths?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 2:30 p.m. ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
About two out of three Native Americans with kidney failure have diabetes. However, the rate of diabetes-related kidney failure in Native Americans also has declined at the fastest rate for any U.S. racial/ethnic group. Population-based approaches to diabetes management and improvements in clinical care, by the Indian Health Service, led to this remarkable decrease and can be used as a model for other populations, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Indian Health Service Principal Deputy Director Mary L. Smith
Tuesday, January 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET
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