Diabetes INSIDE


Diabetes INSIDE® (Inspiring System Improvement with Data-Driven Excellence) is the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) long-term strategy to translate more than 78 years of science and advocacy into action by supporting the nation’s health care systems to improve population outcomes for people with diabetes. The goal of Diabetes INSIDE is to catalyze, accelerate, and sustain health care improvement across health care systems, public health departments, and payers, as well as a range of stakeholders and organizations committed to improving diabetes outcomes. Interventions have included: 

  • Quality improvement methodology training for health care personnel
  • Multidisciplinary health care team coaching and provider professional development
  • Recognition and dissemination strategies

Diabetes INSIDE Shared Learning

Learn more from previous participants’ quality improvement interventions including the challenges, solutions, and successes.

Current Project

The ADA has partnered with Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for the next phase of the Diabetes INSIDE initiative. We are inviting participants to join in to improve the quality of care for people with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). The initiative will support quality improvement efforts by engaging directly with hospitals and outpatient clinics to provide long-term support to their teams of professionals as they redesign health care to better serve patients with diabetes. Participants will achieve this aim through an integrated approach focusing on quality and systems improvement, patient engagement and support, and health care professional education.  Innovative healthcare organizations will collaborate to implement this integrated approach through a multi-phase, year-long initiative.

Phase 1 – Prioritizing Diabetes Improvement Opportunities
Phase 2 – Improvement Practicum Training Program
Phase 3 – Webinar Series

Get additional information about the current Diabetes INSIDE initiative.

View Diabetes INSIDE's approach.

Contact Us

The ADA is currently recruiting participants for the Diabetes INSIDE multi-year quality improvement project. As a participant, you will be part of a learning collaborative focusing on system thinking and quality improvement capacity building across health care organizations,  well as health care professional education.

We are looking for institutions and practices that:

  • Service a diverse patient population 
  • Have a team of health care staff including primary care physicians, endocrinologist, cardiologist, and others
  • Are focused on improving the delivery of care for their patients

The quality improvement will focus heavily on patient health care outcome data to:

  • Facilitate the assessment of key processes for improvement opportunities at baseline
  • Monitor impacts of improvements throughout the initiative
  • Inform the identification of best practices to spread

Participating sites will receive grant money for this initiative. Please contact Carina Falcon at cfalcon@diabetes.org for more information.