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1 SM Diabetes Advocacy and Legislation Shereen Arent Executive Vice President Government Affairs and Advocacy

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 SM Health Care Reform: Getting the Word Out

6 SM Health Care Reform: Defense Congress States Courts

7 SM Coverage for kids and young adults Exchanges Essential Health Benefits Prevention Health Care Reform: Implementation

8 SM Medicare Medicaid Diabetes Cost Reduction Acts Health Care: Offense and Defense

9 SM Screening –Medicare –United States Preventive Services Task Force –Diabetes in Pregnancy National Diabetes Prevention Program Primary Prevention: Those at High Risk for Diabetes

10 SM National focus on childhood obesity Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act FIT Kids Act State school nutrition and physical education legislation Primary Prevention: Looking Upstream

11 SM Eliminating Disparities in Diabetes Prevention, Access and Care Act The Gestational Diabetes Act of 2011 The Diabetes Screening and Medicaid Savings Act Disparities and Diabetes

12 SM Funding Stem Cell Research –Expansion –Defense Fostering Science: Prevention, Better Treatments, Cure

13 SM Fighting Discrimination Schools and Day Care Centers Employment Correctional Institutions Public Accommodations

14 SM Discrimination on the Job Too sick but not sick enough: The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act Blanket bans: no one with diabetes need apply Reasonable accommodations

15 SM Discrimination at School Letting kids who able to manage their diabetes Someone who can help with daily care and in an emergency Preventing segregation

16 SM Discrimination at School

17 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

18 SM More Information Experts, Resources and Other Information for Journalists: Call DIABETES and ask for the Communications Division Social media information: Information for the Public: DIABETES


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