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EL PASO DIABETES ASSOCIATION INC
June 15, 2011

EPDA provides many services for people with diabetes in the area. They have diabetes educators who understand and know how to teach patients and ways to address their barriers. This organization has been helpful in engaging the public to raise awareness of diabetes through events such as the diabetes walk. They have also been very helpful in engaging physicians to address diabetes and understand clinical care guidelines. Great group!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reaching underserved patients with diabetes.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

incorporate community health worker models in their structure, especially since EPDA counts on certified diabetes educators that can provide oversight to a core team of community health workers. This would help EPDA reach more communities and underserved areas.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I partner with EPDA on health initiatives aimed at improving diabetes care. We have also provided funding for programs and services in the community through EPDA.