U.S. Diabetes Index (USDI)

To access the U.S. Diabetes Index:



If you are a state legislator and would like a U.S. Diabetes Index Report of your district contact: 

Women In Government at policy@womeningovernment.org



Raising awareness and access to treatment of diabetes can be a challenge, especially if you are unaware of how your district is affected by diabetes. Moreover, it’s hard to know where to direct much needed resources to fight against diabetes without knowing the prevalence and economic burden it places on your constituents specifically. At Women In Government, we would like to help equip you with the data needed to make informed decisions. 

We have partnered with the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) to provide you with individualized reports on the diabetes health index in your district. Using the U.S. Diabetes Index (USDI), you will get up-to-date information about diabetes prevalence, per patient costs, and hospitalization costs based specifically on your district. This targeted approach can inform you of where diabetes health inequity resides and help pinpoint which policies can have the most impact.

The National Minority Quality Forum has also developed the USDI to provide specific information regarding insulin usage, A1c data, race/ethnicity, and other important data unique to your district. The USDI has the potential to be a powerful tool for you to fight diabetes, and working together with the NMQF and other partners, we will continue to develop ways to inform you of your constituent health status.


About the National Minority Quality Forum

The Forum is a research and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations and communities receive optimal health care. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization integrates data and expertise in support of initiatives to eliminate health disparities. For more information, visit http://www.nmqf.org/