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Monterey County Diabetes Initiative

Monterey County Diabetes Initiative

Media Contact: Karina Rusk

What: Health care organizations join forces to fight diabetes and speak out on National Diabetes Alert Day.
When: Tuesday, March 28,2017
Time: 11 am (short formal program; followed by one on one interviews and visuals)
Who: Medical and healthcare professionals; Diabetes and prediabetes patients
Where: Salinas Valley Health Clinics Expanded Diabetes & Endocrine Center (under construction above PrimeCare building), 355 Abbott Street, Salinas

Story: Diabetes is an epidemic in Monterey County. Diabetes and prediabetes affect 57% of the population. Recognizing the threat, health care professionals have launched a countywide Diabetes Initiative to work together to reverse a frightening trend. The Initiative participants include Monterey County Health, Salinas Valley Health, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Montage Health and more.

Tuesday, March 28 is National Diabetes Alert Day. The speakers at this event will highlight the prevalence of diabetes in our community, the groundbreaking initiative and collaboration to address the problem and specific programs and resources that expand access to people who have the disease or at risk.

Patients and medical professionals will present a 20 minute program after which one on one interviews and visuals will be available to media.

Diabetes Fact Sheet and speaker list available at event.

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