U.S. Diabetes Index Maps Diabetes Crisis at Community Level

Mar 10, 2011, 14:36 ET from National Minority Quality Forum

Index Shows 80% of the diabetes population resides in 20% of ZIP codes

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the National Minority Quality Forum:

What: Lunch briefing and demonstration of the U.S. Diabetes Index (USDI), an Internet-based data resource that provides comprehensive information about patients with diabetes, their care, and the trends that are shaping the diabetes epidemic in the United States

Who: The National Minority Quality Forum and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in collaboration with the CBC Health Braintrust, are launching the USDI

Where: B338 Rayburn House Office Building

Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE; Washington, D.C.

When: Tuesday, March 15; 11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m. ET

  • Interview opportunities available with Dr. Gary Puckrein, creator of USDI; Congresswoman Donna Christensen, MD; and nationally-recognized diabetes expert, Jaime Davidson, MD

National Minority Quality Forum ∙ 1200 New Hampshire Avenue ∙ Washington, D.C. 20036  www.nmqf.org  ∙ 202.223.7560

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