Diabetes

The National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations

AAIP worked with three American Indian communities in medically under-served neighborhoods to develop system-based approaches to reduce risk factors associated with diabetes complications.  The project was titled "National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations" and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

AAIP partnered with community-based coalitions to effectively plan, develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based and culturally appropriate strategies.  Below is a video of the United Houma Nation sharing their experience with this project.  Also, you will find a copy of "Community Drive Change: Growing Healthier Lifestyles By Cultivating Partnerships".  This document summarizes the work we were able to accomplish during this five-year program.


 

 

 


 


 

Resources


Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_148769.html
 
Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_148664.html

Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_148651.html
 
Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_148639.html