Missourians 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! 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 Springfield, Missouri 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.
Wellness Lives Here
This powerful initiative is designed to inspire and fuel our nation's healthful habits at work and beyond. With year-round opportunities, Wellness Lives Here℠ helps companies, organizations and communities educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses. For some, it means fewer sick days and higher productivity. For others, it means looking and feeling better. For everyone, the result is empowerment—Americans who are better able to control, delay or Stop Diabetes and related health problems.
Congratulations to 2016 Health Champion Recipient - Prime, Inc.
To qualify for the Health Champion Designation, companies and organizations must meet healthy living criteria in three areas: Nutrition and Weight Management, Physical Activity, and Organizational Well-Being. There are three application cycles annually.
Visit wellnesslivehere.org for more information and to apply to be a Health Champion!
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.