2008 Disparities Partnership Forum
Uniting in the Fight Against Racial Disparities in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: A Call to Action, the Second Annual Partnership Forum convened by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Shaping America’s Health (SAH), took place on August 15, 2008 in Crystal City, Virginia.
This forum is part of an ongoing effort by ADA and SAH to facilitate dialogue among leaders from key national, state and community organizations regarding the urgency of action against the obesity epidemic and one of its consequences, the rise of type 2 diabetes among all age groups.
A major focus of this annual forum is to confront the issues that face high-risk populations, particularly communities of color (e.g., African American, American Indian, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander).
The intention of the conference was to “inspire, incite and empower a discussion and the creation of a collaborative action plan to prevent, alleviate and eliminate obesity and type 2 diabetes in the individuals, families and communities most at risk and hardest hit by these epidemics.”
A key message carried throughout the day was that the race against diabetes is something that we have not yet won. However, if we work together with traditional and nontraditional partners and maintain a community focus, we can change the future of diabetes.
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