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ADA Pathway

Getting Accredited in DSME Through the ADA Pathway

 

Step 1: Recognition Requirements

Make sure you can meet these requirements
 

Step 2: Application

The following Standards have specific templates which are very useful in the development of your program.  In fact, you are strongly encouraged to use and follow these carefully to ensure your program is accepted.

 

Standard 1: Internal Structure

Letter of Senior Administrative Support
Mission Statement
Program Goals

 

Standard 2: External Input

Advisory Group Activity

 

Standard 3: Access

Population & Program Assessment Form

 
Standard 4: Program Coordination

Program Coordinator Job Description
Resume Template

 
Standard 5: Instructional Staff

Educator Credential and CEU Tracker
Single Discipline Policy & Procedures
Staffing List & Staff Types
CEU Guidelines

 
Standard 6: Curriculum

Curriculum

 
Standard 7: Individualization

Initial Comprehensive DSMES Cycle
Education Record
Behavioral Goals & Follow Up
DSME Assessment Form
DSME Assessment Example 1 - English
DSME Assessment Example 2 - Spanish
Physician Referral Form
Short Referral Form

 
Standard 8: Ongoing Support

DSMS Plan
Communication with Health Care Provider

 
Standard 9: Patient Progress

Behavior Goals & Follow Up
Participant Behavior Change Objectives

 
Standard 10: Quality Improvement

Continuous Quality Improvement Toolkit

 

Step 3: Supporting Documentation

Checklist

 

Step 4: Submission

Programs seeking recognition for the first time must contact Education Recognition Program (ERP) at 888-232-0822 and choose option 5 or email ERP@diabetes.org in order to be entered into the system and be provided access to submit the application. You may also submit an interest form and an ERP staff member will contact you.

 

Next Steps:

Auditing

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

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