Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems of the African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American Communities. To address this growing epidemic, the New Jersey office of the American Diabetes Association has several thriving programs geared to serve at risk populations.
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Live Empowered is the African American health promotion and disease prevention program of the American Diabetes Association. The program develops culturally appropriate materials and community based activities that empower, educate and create measurable differences in the prevalence of diabetes and its complications among people of African descent. Through fun and informative workshops, community members can learn more about diabetes, the importance of eating healthy and staying physically active.
For more information about Live Empowered, contact Jeanette Grimes at 732-469-7979 ext. 3507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Por tu Familia
Por tu Familiar (For your family) is the Hispanic/Latino health promotion and disease prevention program of the American Diabetes Association. It provides culturally relevant bilingual materials and community based education programs to educate the Latino community on how to prevent and manage diabetes.
The resources available to support this initiative include bilingual printed materials, bilingual website and online resources; videos, community-based activities and events through projects like Diabetes Day, Conferencia (educational conference) and Por tu Familia educational modules.
For information about Por tu Familia, contact Selma Betancort at 732-469-7979 ext. 3510 or email@example.com.
Diabetes From Head to Toe Conferencia
Diabetes from Head to Toe is a day of medical screenings, bilingual educational workshops, cooking and exercise demonstrations, diabetes support services, exhibitors, and fun for the community. It takes place November 17th at North Brunswick Township High School in North Brunswick NJ. Click here for more information and registration options.
The Youth and Family Initiative is a comprehensive resource that provides links to medical resources, school advocates, emotional support, fundraising opportunities and bonding experiences for families with children who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The program includes Family Link, Safe at School, Everyday Wisdom Kits, SchoolWalk for Diabetes and interactive educational workshops.
For more information about Family Initiatives, contact Brooke Hartrum at 732-469-7979 ext. 3521 or Bhartrum@diabetes.org.
Awakening the Spirit
Awakening the Spirit is the Native American health promotion and disease prevention program for the Association. It provides culturally relevant materials and community based education programs to educate the Native Americans community on how to prevent and manage diabetes.
For information about Awakening the Spirit, contact Selma Betancort at 732-469-7979 ext. 3510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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