American Diabetes Association Opens Call for National Committees

Alexandria,
June 3, 2013

The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, has opened the call for applications for the national committees.

The national committees aid in the accomplishment of the multifaceted work of the Association through the dedication and leadership of its many diverse volunteers. The committee members will play an integral role in the accomplishment of the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan and the advancement of the mission of the Association.

Applications are being accepted for the following committees:

  • Adult Strategies
  • Advocacy
  • Community & Volunteer Development

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education Recognition Program
  • Finance
  • Income Development
  • Prevention
  • Professional Practice
  • Research Policy
  • Scientific & Medical Programs Oversight
  • Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning
  • Youth Strategies

Applications for the national committees will be received now through July 11, 2013.

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)