Improving Diabetes through Group Visits and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Principles


Karen Funk, MD, MPP, Vice President of Clinical Services, Clinica Family Health Services, CO

Target Audience:  

Health center providers, support staff, clinical site administrators, quality improvement officers, and higher level clinical and operations staff members

Event Overview:

This webcast will introduce participants to a group-based care delivery model utilized at Clinica Family Health Services that has been transforming over the last ten years.  Dr. Funk will outline the essential components of the unique care team that staffs group visits as well as the care team pods that support individual patient visits.  She will explain how essential components of this care delivery model increase access to primary care and increase quality outcomes, and review core components of the this care delivery model that reflect the framework of a patient-centered medical home.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1.        Learn about a group visit model of care for chronic disease utilized at Clinica Family Health to care for diabetic patients.
  2.        Understand the components of the group visit Clinica care team that lead to improved quality outcomes for diabetic patients.
  3.        Be able to identify how the components of the group visit care delivery model can increase access and increase quality.
  4.        Be able to identify core components of the PCMH model that promote quality outcomes for diabetic patients at Clinica Family Health.

Credit:  Application for 1.5 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP); determination of credit is pending.

Registration:  This event will take place online, and advance registration is required.  (Register once per computer being used.)

To register, please click HERE or visit  

Handouts and log-in information will be emailed to all registrants the day before the event.


  •          Participation in the LIVE version of this event is free for all health centers (Health Center Program Grantees and FQHC Look-Alikes) and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY). 
  •          Other participants in the LIVE event will be charged $75/link and $15/person for credit after the event.  
  •          Please visit the Region VIII Health Centers and PCAs page to determine if your organization qualifies for FREE participation in live CHAMPS webcasts. 
  •          Participation in the online archived (recorded) version of this event will be free for CHAMPS Organizational Members. 
  •          Non-member viewers of the online archive will be charged $75/link and $15/person for credit after viewing the archived event.
  •          To determine if your organization is a current CHAMPS Organizational Member and therefore eligible for FREE participation in CHAMPS online archived (recorded) webcasts, please visit  


Start Date + Time March 18, 2014 @ 11:30 am
End Date + Time March 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Location Webinar