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AAPCHO Releases New Diabetes Resources

July 5, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Archive] Stacy Lavilla
Director of Communications
(510) 272-9536 x110
slavilla@aapcho.org

July 5, 2005 – The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) announced a series of new diabetes resources designed to help health care providers better serve Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) living with diabetes.

The Oakland, California-based organization, through its Building Awareness Locally and Nationally through Community Empowerment (BALANCE) Diabetes Program, released three new diabetes products including fact sheets and a compendium of model diabetes programs.

  • The Diabetes Education Fact Sheet – was designed to provide health care providers and consumers with basic knowledge and facts on diabetes education for AAPIs, and how it is integrated in primary care settings.
  • The Asian American and Pacific Islander Diabetes Related Resource Sheet – provides information on diabetes-related resources tailored specifically for AAPIs.
  • The Compendium of Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention Strategies for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities – provides case studies on successful diabetes education and outreach interventions for AAPIs.

“Diabetes is a serious problem impacting the AAPI community, with roughly 10 percent of AAPIs being diagnosed with the disease,” said Jeffrey B. Caballero, Executive Director at AAPCHO. “Although diabetes continues to be a growing problem, there is currently a shortage of diabetes related information tailored specifically for AAPIs, a lack of diabetes programs for AAPIs, and a lack of coordination among existing resources for this population. We hope these products will help fill this gap in resources, and give health care providers useful tools in which to address the disease among AAPIs.”

Each of these products is available for download at AAPCHO’s new website, www.aapcho.org.

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations is a national, not-for-profit association of community health centers, dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration, and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders within the U.S., its territories, are freely associated states, primarily through its member community health clinics.

Media Relations

Beverly Quintana
(510) 272-9536 x112
bquintana@aapcho.org

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