As we continue our mission to Stop Diabetes®, we strive to represent, include and reach out to communities at higher risk of diabetes.
As you know, February is Black History Month, a time when we reflect on the cultural, social, economic, and political contributions of African Americans throughout history.
Throughout this month, Government Affairs and Advocacy has worked with our partners in High Risk Programs and Health Disparities (HRHD) African American Initiative to include an advocacy element to the Association’s Black History Month efforts, in an effort to enhance our advocacy outreach to African Americans.
The Project Power program materials urge participants to sign up to be Diabetes Advocates, represent their communities and fight disparities in healthcare. Check out the Black History Month script, disparities petition, and blog from professional football player Duane Brown on the Black History Month page:
Thank you for you continued support this month and throughout the year!