NDEP Task Groups are small groups of NDEP partners convened to accomplish specific projects or tasks in support of NDEP’s 5-year strategic plan. As Task Groups complete their charge, Task Groups are dissolved, but Task Group members are encouraged to remain in the NDEP Partnership Network.
When new Task Groups are formed, the NDEP will reach out to its Partnership Network to solicit nominations based on criteria established for a particular task. Partners with experience related to a specific task are encouraged to self-nominate – or nominate other individuals who can contribute to the work of the NDEP Task Group.
Task Groups and members are appointed by the NDEP Executive Committee. Task Groups are led by a volunteer chairperson, and report to the Executive Committee.
As of January 2015, NDEP Task Groups include:
DiabetesAtWork Website Task Group
Goal: to package the various elements of the DiabetesAtWork site to increase their use by public and private partners in the business and health strategy world. The task group is expected to complete its development work by spring 2014. By summer 2014, NDEP staff will have launched an implementation and promotion plan.
Medication Adherence Task Group
Goal: To review existing efforts and resources to improve medication-taking behavior among people with diabetes. By spring 2015, NDEP will develop a curated resource with information and tools to support health care professionals and community-based organizations in promoting medication adherence among people with diabetes.
Practice Transformation Task Group
Goal: Guide evaluation, promotion, content review, maintenance, and expansion of Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams. By spring 2015, NDEP will review resource content-review criteria and guide site expansion and maintenance to address important aspects of health care redesign.