February 1, 2017 in Diabetes News by Vicki Karnes
The Choice Health Care Network is offering Living Well, the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.The free six-week workshop is designed to empower persons and caregivers of persons with any type of chronic condition to be managers of their overall health and to become expert managers of their lives.
The workshops will be offered from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at Southside Medical Center, 1046 Ridge Avenue, Atlanta 30315, on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 1st – April 5th
Wednesday, April 6th – May 11th
To learn more, contact Dr.Yoon Suk at 404-829-1212 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 1, 2017 in Featured Posts by Vicki Karnes
The Open Enrollment Period for 2017 health insurance ended on January 31, 2017.
A Special Enrollment Period is available to individuals and families who have experienced a “qualifying life event.” For more information, see: Qualifying Life Events. It is important to note that a Special Enrollment Period lasts for 60 days from the date of the event.
For questions related to Special Enrollment Periods or to enroll by phone, call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. For TTY, call 1-855-889-4325. Interpretation services are available.
Help is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
For help to enroll online during a Special Enrollment Period, call the Insure Georgia Virtual Navigator Center from 8 am to 5 pm at 1-866-988-8246.
Enrollment is available year-round for children who qualify for Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids.
For more information, see the Department of Community Health website or visit your local office of Division of Family and Children Services.
November 13, 2016 in Diabetes News, Featured Posts, For Health Care Professionals by Vicki Karnes
The Diabetes Community Action Coalition, Inc. (DCAC) seeks to partner with health advocates, community and faith-based organizations, and the medical community to raise awareness about the dangers of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
It is important that people living with diabetes and their families be aware of the dangers and warning signs of nerve damage to the feet, otherwise known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Only then can they make informed decisions and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent the onset of this life-changing condition. The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 60% of people living with diabetes suffer from some degree of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Read more…
Dr. Comfort, the worldwide leading provider of diabetic footwear, has provided DCAC with a supply of the American Diabetes Association poster (19″ x 25″) seen here. Health advocates and health care providers interested in copies of the poster should contact DCAC at email@example.com.
For more information on therapeutic shoes for people with diabetes, see the Dr. Comfort Official Website.
For print, video, and audio educational materials in multiple languages, download DCAC’s handout: Diabetes and Foot Care Resources for Health Educators.
October 26, 2016 in Diabetes News, Featured Posts, Resources for the Uninsured by Vicki Karnes
Print copies of the 2014 Atlanta Regional Health Guide: Resources for the Uninsured and Underinsured are no longer available to order. While supplies last, copies of the Guide will be available at DCAC Quarterly Meetings.
Both English and Spanish versions of the Guide remain available to download.
A direct link to each Guide is provided here: English Guide Spanish Guide.
If you have any suggestions for additions or corrections to the Guide, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 23, 2016 in Diabetes News, Events by Vicki Karnes
The Georgia Diabetes Coalition (GDC) and the Diabetes Community Action Coalition (DCAC) would like to thank Fun Walk Sponsors, Community Partners, and Supporters for what will become our annual signature fundraising event.
The funds raised through the Fun Walk will be used to support the educational and outreach programs of the Diabetes Community Action Coalition, Inc., the local Chapter of GDC in Metro Atlanta.
Photos, taken by Jen Riley with Phoenix Consulting, can be view here.