Service Learning/Capstone Experience
Master of Public Health
First Committee Member
Dr. Patrik Johansson
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Through the 2011 Community Health Needs Assessment, the Four Corners Health Department has identified type II diabetes mellitus as one of the communities top concerns within their communities. The goals of this project were: to develop a survey to assess the state of current practices of primary care providers on type II diabetes mellitus in the health department district, to identify primary care providers views on prevention, treatment, and management of type II diabetes mellitus in the health department district, and to examine primary care providers and local health department’s views on how primary care and public health can be integrated. In order to accomplish these goals, a survey was developed to collect and disseminate data on primary care provider’s perspectives on type II diabetes mellitus to the appropriate stakeholders. A literature review was conducted to determine how primary care and public health could collaborate on diabetes mellitus management interventions. This project was indicated by the Four Corners Health Department as a priority for the communities within their district. The results of the project may provide data for the primary care clinics, health department, and communities to improve the diabetes mellitus prevention, treatment, management, and referral efforts.
Frost-Briley, Emma, "Primary Care Provider’s Perspectives of Integrating Public Health into the Prevention and Management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Nebraska" (2017). Service Learning/Capstone Experience. 10.