American Diabetes Association Mission Delivery Programs
The American Diabetes Association is proud to serve ALL people living with diabetes through advocacy, research and these critical educational programs which reach more than 200,000 people each year.
For more information regarding any of our programs, please contact Simintha Esson at 312-346-1805 ext. 6574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Empowered is a year round community driven-program developed to education and create awareness about ways to prevent, delay the onset or better manage diabetes in the African American community. Live Empowered consists of fun and informative faith and community-based modules including: Project POWER, ID Day, Diabetes Total Wellness and Choose to Live.
For more information, please contact Sheena Bryant at 312-346-1805 ext. 6571 or email@example.com.
EXPO is a free, interactive one day educational event that provides thousands of people access to diabetes-related products and services, health screenings, informational seminars and more. Last year, EXPO brought more than 11,000 health care providers, families, businesses, caregivers and people living with diabetes under one roof with the mutual goal to stop diabetes.
Camp is an ongoing program that combines fun summer activities with diabetes education and support. The primary goal of this program is to empower children with diabetes by teaching them the skills they need to manage their disease successfully. Camp programs include overnight camps: Triangle D Camp (ages 9 to 13) and Teen Adventure Camp (ages 14 to 18) and day camps (ages 4 to 9): Camp Discovery, Camp Confidence, Camp Crossroads and Camp Can Do.
To view specific information on each of our camps, visit www.diabetes.org/camp.
Por tu Familia is year round community-driven program created to raise awareness, provide education and provide access to much needed resources to support good self management in the Latino community. Participants are engaged through interactive workshops covering topics such as Health and Flavor in the Latino Kitchen (Salud y sabor en la cocina latina), With All My Heart (De todo corazón) and Everybody Dance for Your Health! (¡Todos a bailar para su salud!) Workshops will be conducted in English and Spanish.
Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. To see what the Association is doing locally, please visit our website.
For more information, please contact Alexandra Santana at 312-346-1805 ext. 6603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Safe at School Campaign is an ongoing program that helps families overcome barriers at school by building greater awareness and providing solutions to the challenges encountered by children with diabetes in the school setting. The campaign ensures that all children with diabetes are medically safe at school and have the same educational opportunities as their classmates. The Safe at School campaign arms families, teachers, school personnel and administrators with the resources they need to ensure that schools can safely meet the health care needs of children with diabetes. For more information visit www.diabetes.org/safeatschool.
For local information and information on the Illinois Diabetes Care Act, please visit our local website here.
For more information, please contact Jackie Ross at 312-346-1805 ext. 6581 or email@example.com.
Family Link is a program that helps families when they need it most-every day. This program makes it possible for families of children with diabetes to meet one another and receive the information and support they need to cope with diabetes. Family Link offers families social and educational events, school advocacy and one on one emotional support for parents through our Parent Mentor program. Through Family Link activities and Parent Mentor volunteers we are able to offer families hope and help with emotional support, diabetes information, events and activities, and communication regarding other American Diabetes Association activities and resources.
Request our monthly Family E-News to stay up to date on what's happening in your area! Contact Mary Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to host a Family Link event in your area? Have questions regarding Family Link? Contact Mallory Dahlquist at 312-346-1805 ext. 6572 or email@example.com.
Upcoming Family Link Events:
Family Link Caregiver Program: Diabetes 101
For more details and to register, visit Family Link Caregiver Program: Diabetes 101
Family Link Roller Skating Party
Sunday, December 15 at Orbit Skate Center, 615 S. Consumers Ave, Palatine from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. with special presentation by Tracy Halsema, psychologist on "Caring for a Child with Diabetes" at 2:30 p.m.
Register online at http://bit.ly/ADASkateParty or complete the registration form here.
For additional information, please contact Mallory Dahlquist at MDahlquist@diabetes.org.
Last Reviewed: August 23, 2013
Last Edited: October 30, 2013
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