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.

Events

  • 22 Nov 9:00 am

    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Portland

    Portland , Oregon
    Portland Step Out is moving to the Oregon Convention Center! Register today and walk in comfort indoors to support more than 345,000 in our communities who live with diabetes. After you finish the walk please join us at the FREE American Diabetes Association EXPO.
  • 22 Nov 10:00 am

    American Diabetes Association EXPO, presented by The Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center at OHSU

    Portland, Oregon
    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.
  • 14 Nov 9:00 am

    Pacific Northwest Diabetes Week - Live Active Dream Big 30 for 30

    Portland, Oregon
    Pacific Northwest Diabetes Week is November 14 - 22 this year. It's the perfect time to focus on getting active and here's a fun way to do it and earn prizes too. Sign up for Live Active Dream Big 30 for 30 with Chris Dudley and Chris McGowen.

Program Info

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 jgoodrich@diabetes.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 abruun@diabetes.org.

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.

Join our advocacy program today!

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.

Give Back

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Workplace Giving

Interested in workplace giving? The American Diabetes Association Oregon - SW Washington is a proud member of Community Health Charities Oregon.

Volunteer Center

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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.

Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.

Sponsors

Moda Health Logo Presenting Sponsor, OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center Novo Nordisk logo