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South Side Diabetes Program Hosts Its First Annual Diabetes Cook-Off and is Featured on The Jacinda Show

Cook-Off News Story - Nov 2012

November 2012 – In observance of 2012’s National Diabetes Awareness Month, the South Side Diabetes team invited patients and community members to submit healthy recipes for the 1st Annual Diabetes Cook-Off. Twelve finalists were chosen to compete in a Top Chef-style competition at the Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College.

Each finalist had an hour to cook their dish from fresh ingredients donated by Save-A-Lot. Finalists then had to defend their choices to the judging panel of local celebrities, chefs and nutritionists, who rated the appearance, healthfulness and taste of the dishes.

Prizes, including $500 for first place, were awarded live on The Jacinda Show, where Drs. Monica Peek and Marshall Chin discussed the work of the South Side Diabetes project and celebrated the outstanding culinary accomplishments of the twelve finalists. More than 150 members of the public turned out to participate in the live taping and learn more about healthy cooking.

To read more about this fabulous event, and see all the finalists’ dishes here. Stay tuned for information about the 2nd Annual Diabetes Cook-Off on November 16, 2013!

South Side Diabetes program, health centers and Walgreens team up to create food prescriptions to promote healthy eating

South Side Diabetes - Teamwork

August 2012 – The Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago project partners with community clinics and Walgreens to provide patients healthy, affordable food options on Chicago’s South Side through food prescriptions. Read more about the new partnership here.

Media coverage of CCDTR research on the Medical Home and Clinic Operating Costs

Marshall Chin News

July 2012 – A CCDTR study showed that clinics that function as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) face higher operating costs. While primary care practices across the country are being asked to implement the PCMH model, little research had shown how the model would affect clinic costs and the limited existing research showed mixed results. CCDTR researchers, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, used data from federally funded health centers to carry out the first national study to address this question. The study is from the Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project (PI: Dr. Marshall Chin) and was published in the journal JAMA. The study was highlighted in media outlets including Crain’s Chicago Business, Fox News, Science Life, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Hyde Park Herald.