Oregon - SW Washington
People living in Oregon and SW Washington are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes. Over 1 million residents in Oregon and Washington 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 2016, 155 families living with diabetes were reached through the Safe at School workshops to help protect their children from discrimination at school. 137 schools and 1,078 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 our office at 503-736-2770.
Become a Diabetes Advocate!
Over 3,500 Advocates engage with the Association locally every year and advocate on behalf of those living with diabetes and prediabetes.
Take advantage of continuing education activities for health care professionals at the Annual Diabetes Practice Update (Portland, OR). This activity has been developed by leaders in the field of diabetes with the goal of providing you cutting-edge education to advance knowledge, and strategies to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.
For more information about Professional Education opportunities, please vist professional.diabetes.org.
Interested in workplace giving? The American Diabetes Association Oregon - SW Washington is a proud member of Community Health Charities Oregon.
Volunteer With Us
Your 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.
Contact your local office at 1-888-DIABETES (888-342-2383) or read about ways you can volunteer.