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Community Health Improvement Resources (CHIR)

CHIR is an interactive web-based system designed to assist public health practitioners and community stakeholders with improving the health of their communities. The system uses an evidence-based public health improvement planning process that includes information and tools to help identify and prioritize community health issues, develop partnerships to address prioritized health issues, create and evaluate community plans to impact the identified issues utilizing evidence-based interventions, and sustain community efforts to impact priority health issues. CHIR utilizes the following Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services MICA (Missouri Information for Community Assessment) tools:

  1. Community Profiles (state, regional, county and city data profiles)
  2. Data MICA (state and local data query system)
  3. Priorities MICA (interactive priority-setting tool)
  4. Intervention MICA (information, tools and resources for intervention design, implementation, and evaluation)

Intervention MICA provides information on how to identify and develop evidence-based interventions to address priority health concerns, including diabetes, heart disease, and physical activity and nutrition to prevent obesity.

National Healthcare Quality Report 2008

National Healthcare Disparities Report 2008

Missouri Consensus Diabetes Management Guideline for Adults
A Missouri Consensus Diabetes Management Guideline for Adults has been developed to provide treatment guidance to primary care providers across the state. The guideline was developed by a work group that represented key organizations committed to improving diabetes care in Missouri. Statewide guidelines for diabetes management were identified by diabetes stakeholders as a high priority when an assessment of Missouri’s diabetes public health system was conducted in 2004.

State of Missouri Consensus Screening Guidelines for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes in a Medical Setting
The Missouri Diabetes Prevention and Control Program promotes the use of these consensus screening guidelines in all medical settings in Missouri. The purpose of screening is to identify persons previously not diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes. To effectively utilize resources, screening efforts should be directed to individuals exhibiting risks for diabetes as outlined in these guidelines. These consensus screening guidelines were developed in 2005 by a work group convened by the Missouri Association of Health Plans Education and Research Foundation. Optimal statewide guidelines for screening and referral for treatment of diabetes was identified by diabetes stakeholders as a high priority when an assessment of Missouri’s diabetes public health system was conducted in 2004. The epidemiologic evidence used to inform the development of the consensus screening guidelines can be viewed by clicking here.