Community Impact


Outreach Focus : To provide diabetes-related education and community services to the Appalachian community.


  • Free diabetes clinics
  • Community education and screening clinics
  • Referral resources for uninsured and low income clients to monitor and control disease
  • Continuing education for health care professionals
  • Diabetes Coalition for diabetes educators
  • Community experiences for student in health professions

Diabetes Community Partners

If you have diabetes and need extra support, we can help!  The Diabetes Community Partners are a specially trained group of community members living with diabetes.  We can provide support, encouragement and help you reach your diabetes management goals.  Or, if you have diabetes and want to help others, you can also become a trained peer supporter.

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Community Health Programs

The Heritage College's Community Health Programs has many programs and clinics that support the Diabetes Institute's Community Outreach mission.  Programs such as the free clinic, patient navigation and vision care provide community services to the Appalachian community.

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Diabetes Free Clinic

The Heritage Community Clinic offers a free Diabetes Clinic monthly to qualifying low-income, unisured and under-insured adults. Free blood tests, foot exams, eye screenings and education are provided to patients with diabetes.

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