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Diabetes Coalition

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Enhancing knowledge of diabetes

The diabetes coalition meets quarterly to plan activities and provide education credits to its members, with the goal of enhancing knowledge of diabetes education, research and best practices.

Our Mission: To provide comprehensive diabetes education, medical care, research and public advocacy for the citizens of southeastern Ohio and West Virginia. Our goal is to reduce the cost, premature death and personal suffering that often result from the long-term complications of diabetes mellitus.

History: Established by the Diabetes/Endocrine Center and affiliated faculty from Ohio University, the coalition is a training and continuing education resource for diabetes educators in the region. The coalition includes 11 regional ADA-recognized diabetes education programs and their diabetes educators, dietitians, faculty from various schools and departments at Ohio University, regional school health nurses and public health officials and advocates. Many members of the coalition, including Diabetes Center-affiliated staff and faculty, participate in the Ohio Diabetes Alliance, a component of the statewide Ohio Department of Health’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.

Future Diabetes Coalition Dates

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our quarterly meetings have been put on hold. Please check back for future updates.

Consortium for Health Education in Appalachia Ohio (CHEAO) is an approved provider by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-049, 10/1/2020).