LEEDS — DFD Russell Medical Center was recognized as a Diabetes Prevention and Management Leader by the Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program.

The award recognizes health centers across the United States who have demonstrated delivery of high-quality diabetes care.

To qualify for the award, DFD Russell Medical Center had to exceed the national benchmarks for all of the following clinical quality measures in the Uniform Data System Reports: uncontrolled diabetes, benchmark: healthy people 2020 goal greater than or equal to 16.20 percent; adult weight BMI and follow up, benchmark: health center national average is greater than or equal to 63.85 percent; child/adolescent weight screening and counseling, benchmark: health center national average is greater than or equal to 65.85 percent.

The award is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s commitment to support public health priorities and the Health Center Program’s focus on obesity and diabetes quality improvement. DFD Russell Medical Center was one of two award recipients in Maine.

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