Presentation on theme: "SM Diabetes Advocacy and Legislation Shereen Arent Executive Vice President Government Affairs and Advocacy."— Presentation transcript:
SM Diabetes Advocacy and Legislation Shereen Arent Executive Vice President Government Affairs and Advocacy
SM Advocacy Goals Increase federal and state funding for diabetes prevention, treatment and research Prevent diabetes Improve the availability of accessible, adequate and affordable health care End the discrimination people with diabetes face at school, work, and elsewhere in their lives
SM NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases CDC Division of Diabetes Translation Special Diabetes Programs National Diabetes Prevention Program Federal Funding for Diabetes Research and Programs
SM Health Care Reform: What it Means for People with Diabetes Ends discrimination People with diabetes can't use up their insurance or have it taken away when they need it most Limits on out-of-pocket costs for all and an array of help for low and moderate income people with diabetes New focus on primary prevention
SM Discrimination at School: The California Story One school nurse for every 2200 students Sick kids, kids on long-outdated treatment regimens, parents losing their jobs Diabetes experts, the United States Departments of Justice and Education, the California Department of Education, civil rights groups, California School Boards Association
SM More Information Experts, Resources and Other Information for Journalists: Call 1-800-DIABETES and ask for the Communications Division Email firstname.lastname@example.org Social media information: www.Facebook.com/AmericanDiabetesAssociation @AmDiabetesAssn www.diabetesstopshere.org Information for the Public: 1-800-DIABETES www.diabetes.org www.stopdiabetes.com
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