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! The Ohio Department of Health estimates that 10.1 percent of Ohio adults have been diagnosed with diabetes - more than 895,000 people. That is why the American Diabetes Association's Columbus office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
We are here to help.
American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Please join the us for breakfast and learn how diabetes affects your company's bottom line, productivity, health and quality of life of employees. Intended for corporate wellness staff, human resource managers and executives, this is a free event but reservations are required.
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you, so Take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today!
Join us for a day full of fun and excitement. Participants register and recruit friends and co-workers to walk and raise money to support diabetes research, information and advocacy. This is an outdoor self-paced untimed walk. Enjoy music, health festival, kids zone, food, prizes and awards as well. Register today!
The annual art themed gala honors an organization or person who represents the mission of the Association.
The goal of this program is to increase awareness regarding the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment within the African American community. The program includes informative church and community-based activities, such as Project POWER and Choose to Live.
Stop Diabetes @ Work
Bring health, wellness, and diabetes education into your office with Stop Diabetes @ Work. Stop Diabetes @ Work is a research-based initiative that can be customized to fit within your existing wellness efforts or used as a stand-alone healthy worksite program. In addition to the co-branded employee portal, employees will build camaraderie during wellness, walk and cycling events. Our lunch & learn series is available through this program.
Health Fairs & Speakers Bureau
The Central Ohio Office is happy to work with local organizations to attend health fairs and speaking events. Please note that we are a very small staff and utilize the help of volunteers. If you are a medical professional, CDE, or diabetes advocate, we are seeking dedicated individuals who are interested in representing the Association through speaking engagements.
For information about our programs, please contact Ellen Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-436-1917 ext 6627.
Interested in workplace giving? The American Diabetes Association Central Ohio is a proud member of Community Health Charities Ohio.
We welcome your help.
Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer — whether on a local or national level — will help us expand our community outreach and impact, inspire healthy living, intensify our advocacy efforts, raise critical dollars to fund our mission, and uphold our reputation as the moving force and trusted leader in the diabetes community. Read more about it later when we update.
Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.