Ohioans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not know it! It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes. In Ohio, approximately 1,334,918 people have diabetes.

That is why the American Diabetes Association is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.

We are here to help.


Program Info

Youth and Family

Family Link is for any family that has children with type 1 diabetes. Through various free social events, connect with other families in a fun atmosphere.

Camp Korelitz was established in the early 1970s and has served thousands of campers with diabetes.  Hosted at an American Camping Association certified camp, this woodland setting is a wonderful place to commune with nature just outside of Cincinnati where campers will enjoy traditional camp activities in addition to diabetes care, management and confidence.  Learn more about Camp Korelitz here.

African American Initiatives

Project Power integrate diabetes education into your church ministry. Project Power will equip any faith-based organization with the tools to encourage, education and empower individuals to live a healthier life.

Community Outreach

Health Fairs
Interested in having the American Diabetes Association at your event? Contact us! The Cincinnati Office is happy to work with local organizations to host health fairs and speaking events. Please note that we are a very small staff and utilize the help of volunteers.

Speakers Bureau
If you are a medical professional or diabetes advocate, we are seeking dedicated individuals who are interested in representing the Association through speaking engagements. We take care of logistics, you deliver an important message! Please join our Speakers Bureau for a very rewarding experience.

Community Network
A group of passionate individuals who want to be a part of our mission by providing support to the Association's local events, awareness campaigns and educational outreach strategies while also offering a social/support network for those affected by the disease.

For information more information about any of these Community Outreach initiatives, please contact Elyse Smith at esmith@diabetes.org or 513-759-9330 ext. 6550

Volunteer With Us

VolunteerYour involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer—whether on a local or national level—will help improve lives of everyone impacted by diabetes, maybe even someone close to you. There are many ways for you to get involved—a little time can have a big impact.

Get engaged. Get involved. Sign Up to Volunteer.