Together 2 Goal® Campaign Improves Care for More than 750,000 People with Type 2 Diabetes
Initiative extended into 2021 to continue strong progress and reach 1 million goal
Alexandria, VA – AMGA’s Together 2 Goal® campaign announced it has improved care for more than 750,000 people with Type 2 diabetes. The campaign, which is supported by AMGA Foundation, will be extended for two more years to reach its goal of 1 million.
Launched in 2016, Together 2 Goal® challenged leading healthcare organizations to work together to transform diabetes care for Americans across the country. To date, more than 150 medical groups and health systems have joined the effort and improved outcomes for their patient populations, collectively impacting more than 750,000 Americans with Type 2 diabetes. Originally scheduled to end in March 2019, the Together 2 Goal® campaign will now run through March 2021 to build on the strong progress made and improve more lives, with the goal of reaching 1 million people with diabetes.
“Our members have reached a significant milestone in addressing one of the nation’s most pressing chronic conditions,” said John Kennedy, M.D., AMGA chief medical officer and AMGA Foundation president. “These additional two years will provide the opportunity for participating groups to hardwire their improvement processes and for new groups to learn from the great work that’s already been done.”
Medical groups and health systems in Together 2 Goal® implement one or more evidence-based care processes (called “campaign planks”) to drive improvement. These campaign planks focus on empowering patients with Type 2 diabetes, improving care delivery, and leveraging information technology. Campaign participants report data on a quarterly basis to measure progress and utilize Together 2 Goal® resources and tools to advance their efforts.
Thanks to the support of The Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson—the Presenting Corporate Collaborator for the campaign’s extension phase—Together 2 Goal® will provide AMGA members with new and enhanced resources and support to drive diabetes improvement over the next two years. Other corporate collaborators include Novo Nordisk, Inc. (Founding Corporate Collaborator), Optum (Distinguished Data & Analytics Corporate Collaborator), and Merck (Contributing Corporate Collaborator).
Campaign partners and supporting organizations include: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American College of Physicians, American Diabetes Association, American Kidney Fund, Behavioral Diabetes Institute, DiabetesSisters, HealthyWomen, Men’s Health Network, and National Minority Cardiovascular Alliance.
About the Together 2 Goal® Campaign
AMGA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AMGA, launched Together 2 Goal®, a national campaign to fight the challenge of Type 2 diabetes on March 12, 2016. Together 2 Goal® includes more than 150 medical groups, health systems, nonprofit partners, and corporate collaborators such as the American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association, Geisinger, Henry Ford Health System, The Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Intermountain Healthcare, and Ochsner Health System. The goal of the five-year campaign is to improve care for 1 million people with Type 2 diabetes by 2021. together2goal.org
About AMGA Foundation
AMGA Foundation is AMGA’s philanthropic arm that enables medical groups and other organized systems of care to consistently improve health and health care. AMGA Foundation serves as a catalyst, connector and collaborator for translating the evidence of what works best in improving health and health care in everyday practice.
AMGA is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, innovate, and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health. AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of our members’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high quality, high-value care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans.
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