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.
Safe at School
In 2014, 153 families living with diabetes were reached through the Safe at School workshops to help protect their children from discrimination at school. 178 schools and 1,333 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 Taylor Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Lives Here
A new corporate wellness platform designed to make your workplace and employees healthier and more productive.
For more information, please visit wellnessliveshere.org or 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.
Over 3,500 Advocates engage with the Association locally every year and advocate on behalf of those living with diabetes and prediabetes.
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.