To address the “wicked problem” of diabetic kidney disease in Latinx adults, we aim to 1) strengthen community resources and community-health system ties, and 2) increase awareness of diabetic kidney disease by providing education and screening.
Specifically, our project will employ evidence-based strategies including clinically-recommended screening tests for diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease, diabetes self-management education (DSME) classes in the community, and a wide-reaching culturally-tailored health awareness campaign developed through the patient-centered method of Boot Camp Translation to maximize impact.
Our interdisciplinary team is composed of experts in diabetes and kidney disease at Denver Health who share a commitment to culturally-responsive care and will partner with the community-based organization Vuela for Health and the National Kidney Foundation to prevent and reduce the progression of diabetes complications including diabetic kidney disease. This project will establish the foundational partnerships and infrastructure needed to sustain improved care for the Latinx community and others with diabetes.
- Adrian Boka, PharmD, BCPS
- Kayce Sol, BSN, RN
- Lilia Cervantes, MD
- Natalie Ritchie, PhD
- Rocio Pereira, MD
LocationDenver, ColoradoFocus Areas Resources