Interprofessional Team Writes Diabetes Bill

Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and program director of the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, along with the interprofessional team of: Marion Russell, OTD, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy; Amy Abbott, PhD, RN, associate professor of nursing; Kristie Briggs, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Economics and Finance and director of the DBA program in the Heider College of Business; Jeffrey Milewski, instructor in the Department of Economics and Finance; Emily Knezevich, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice; and Yongyue Qi, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, was asked by Senator Justin Wayne of Nebraska District 13 to write a diabetes focused bill. The team wrote a concept proposal for a type 1 diabetes pilot project to help cut Medicaid costs and increase accessibility of health care services and improve child health outcomes.

Jewell went to the state capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, to provide testimony. To read more about the Legislative Bill 654 visit here.