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The Psychiatrist’s Guide to Population Management of Diabetes
August 14, 2019

The Psychiatrist’s Guide to Population Management of Diabetes is a 3-hour, self-paced course designed for psychiatric prescribers who treat patients with serious mental illness, hosted on the HealtheKnowledge platform. The course aims to increase prescriber knowledge of and confidence in the identification and management of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors.

Based on a Population Management approach, this course provides strategies to identify care gaps and stratify risks related to diabetes in a population with serious mental illness; address prevention of diabetes through strategies to support health behavior change that are feasible in specialty mental health settings; and describe treatment options for Type 2 diabetes, including goals of diabetes care for patients with serious mental illness.

This course is presented in three modules by:

  • Lydia Chwastiak MD, MPH, a psychiatrist and internal medicine physician and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Chwastiak is also co-director of the Northwest MHTTC.
  • Martha Ward MD, a psychiatrist and internal medicine physician, and Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.
  • Alyson Myers MD, a psychiatrist and endocrinologist and Associate Professor at the David and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine. Dr. Myers is also the Medical Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Unit at North Shore University Hospital.


Registration and Technical Support


This online course was created by the Northwest Region 10 Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

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