Making An Impact On Diabetes In the Minority Community
The Central Ohio Diabetes Association recognizes the ever changing diversity that makes up our community. Diabetes affects everyone, specifically various minority groups including Asian, African American, Hispanic, who are more at risk. That's why the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has established the Multi-Cultural Diabetes Resource Center, which offers information that will help you learn how to prevent and manage diabetes.
By using the Center's resources, you can help yourself manage the disease by learning the steps to good diabetes care. The Multi-Cultural Diabetes Resource Center is funded through a grant from the Columbus Medical Association Foundation (CMAF).
The Multi-Cultural Diabetes Resource Center will also add to the number of minority educators in the community by providing culturally specific diabetes education and training to qualified individuals, with the goal of increasing minority participation in diabetes education and detection programs.
The Central Ohio Diabetes Association clinical staff will serve as mentors to these educators, with the hope that this action will lead to better health outcomes and reduced disparity for minorities with diabetes.
In Ohio, studies show that minorities are underserved and underrepresented in formal diabetes education programs.