Free Diabetes Education Offered at South Brunswick Public Library

Christina Destro
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (April 3, 2015) – Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc., a member of the Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network,  is partnering with the South Brunswick Public Library to provide free diabetes education as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program offers free workshops that are open to people with diabetes, their family members and caregivers.
The free workshops follow the Diabetes Self-Management Program created by the Stanford School of Medicine. Workshops help individuals learn how to manage their own health and are designed to help participants take control of their diabetes and change their life. Participants will learn about diabetes and its risks, the role of diet and exercise, how to deal with pain and fatigue, managing medications, the importance of doctor exams, how to effectively communicate with health care providers and much more. 
The six-week workshop series will be offered at the South Brunswick Public Library, located at 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Junction, NJ. Workshops will occur each Monday from April 27, 2015 to June 8, 2015 (excluding Memorial Day May 25). The scheduled time is 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the exact dates are: 4/27/15, 5/4/15, 5/11/15, 5/18/15, 6/1/15, and 6/8/15. 
For more information or to register for these workshops, call Karen Hale, M.Ed., Outreach Coordinator, at (732) 238-5570 ext: 2032 or register online at Visit  to view a schedule of available workshops, or to learn more about HQSI’s participation in the Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network. 
About Quality Insights
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network is a collaboration between the West Virginia Medical Institute, its Quality Insights of Pennsylvania and Quality Insights of Delaware affiliated companies, Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc., and eQHealth Solutions. Quality Insights partners with health care providers across the network to bring about widespread, significant improvements in the quality of care they deliver. Our goal is better care, better health and lower costs.
This material was prepared by Quality Insights, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization for West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Louisiana under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. Publication number QI-B2-NJ-033015