Oregon - SW Washington
People living in Oregon and SW Washington are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not even 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.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's Oregon and SW Washington 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.
Senator Ron Wyden will join together with local Oregon leaders at OHSU, Doernbecher Children's Hospital in a forum to examine the social and economic impact of chronic disease and highlight and explore Oregon's leadership in solving this public health epidemic.
Portland Step Out is moving to the Oregon Convention Center! Register today and walk to support the American Diabetes Association. Make a day of it and join us at the FREE American Diabetes Association EXPO after your walk.
Portland EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, over 70 product and service exhibitors, as well as leading health experts talking about diabetes management, behavior change and prevention. Learn tips to stay healthy from head to toe.
Safe at School
In 2013, 130 families living with diabetes were reached through the Safe at School workshops to hlep protect their children from discrimination at school. 126 schools and 551 school personnel in Oregon/SW Washington were trained on diabetes 101 to ensure kids with diabetes are safe in their schools.
For more information or to set up a training at your school, please contact Jessica Goodrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop Diabetes @ Work
A free employer hosted workplace wellness program provided by the American Diabetes Association to promote diabetes awareness, detection, management and education.
In 2013, we launched the Stop Diabetes @ Work program, working with 15 companies on diabetes and healthy living strategies for employees.
For more information, please contact Alison Bruun at email@example.com.
Become a Diabetes Advocate!
Advocacy plays an integral role in our mission. We fight for people with diabetes at the state and federal level and in our courts. Diabetes advocates work to increase funding for diabetes research and programs; prevent diabetes; improve access to health care and eliminate discrimination against people with diabetes at school, work and elsewhere in their lives.
In 2013, 3,513 Advocates engaged in our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with diabetes and prediabetes. 60 advocates join us in Salem and met wtih their representatives, sharing their personal stories.
Professional Education Opportunties
We will no longer be hosting the Annual Diabetes Practice Update in Portland. We are proud of the many years that we have provided this exceptional program to our local health care professionals and we are grateful and appreciative of your continued support.
For continuing education opportunities:
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Oregon Conference
American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions
Visit professional.diabetes.org for more continuing education opportunities online through the Association.
Interested in workplace giving? The American Diabetes Association Oregon - SW Washington is a proud member of Community Health Charities Oregon.
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.