As part of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Strategic Plan to Help People Living with Diabetes and Their Families Thrive, ADA continues to prioritize health disparities and health equity through its Mission initiatives.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trusted, knowledgeable frontline public health workers who typically come from the communities they serve. The American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes highlights the importance of CHWs in diabetes prevention and management, especially among underserved communities. This webinar will focus on integrating CHWs into the public health care workforce as a strategy for increasing health equity and access and improving population health, while decreasing costs.
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Webinar # 2 – February 2020
Diabetes 101: Resources for Community Health Workers
Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDE, MedStar Health
• Differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and pre-diabetes.
• Discuss the importance of controlling blood glucose through healthy lifestyle activities including physical activity and meal planning
• Explain the roles that CHWs can play in diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention.
Webinar # 3 – March 2020
What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Addressing Diabetes & Food Insecurity: Resources for Communities in Need
More information coming soon