Free Diabetes Health Program Saturday, Oct. 30 at Jefferson State Community College

Oct 27, 2010, 16:48 ET from Institute for Health Protection

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Health Protection (IHP), in partnership with Roche Diabetes Care, the makers of ACCU-CHEK® products and services, and Jefferson State Community College, will host a free community diabetes program at JSCC's Shelby-Hoover campus this Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register for the event, please call (917) 210-2466 or e-mail JianiY@IHPonline.net.

The program will focus on education, prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes. Highlights of the day's event include free diabetes and health screenings, healthcare specialist consultations and a complimentary lunch for all program participants. A panel of prominent local healthcare providers and community leaders, including Alabama State Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, will be presenting valuable and relevant educational information as well as leading an interactive Q&A session for participants.



What:

Free Diabetes Health and Screening Program

Who:

Institute for Health Protection


Roche Diabetes Care


Jefferson State Community College


Alabama State Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin


Various health and community leaders

When:

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

Time:

9 a.m.-2 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

Where:

Jefferson State Community College


Shelby-Hoover Campus


4600 Valleydale Road


Birmingham, Ala. 35242





This event in Birmingham is part of a series of programs focusing on diabetes awareness and prevention that IHP and Roche Diabetes Care have been conducting nation-wide. The overall goal for these programs is to provide educational information for those at-risk for developing diabetes as well as those who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

IHP is a national organization specializing in translating evidence-based healthcare knowledge into everyday practice and patient-centric care. Through partnerships with key stakeholders, from state government officials to local universities, IHP has been able to develop and execute effective and meaningful educational programs for improving the health status of diverse communities. For more information about IHP, please visit www.ihponline.net

Contact: Jiani Yu

jianiy@ihponline.net

(917) 210-2466



SOURCE Institute for Health Protection



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