KIPDA Tri-County Rural Diabetes Coalition Announces its Core Members; Next Coalition Meeting is April 21st: Henry County KY Extension Office

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The KIPDA Tri-County Rural Diabetes Coalition announces its core formation members. The next coalition meeting will be held on April 21st at the Henry County Extension office, 2151 Campbellsburg Road (Hwy 421) from 10:30 AM to 12:30 AM. The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, under a $2.5 Million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant, expects to impact the diabetes prevalence statistics seen from Shelby, Bullitt, and Henry within the next five years.

If you are attending, contact Bonnie Buchanan, program manager for the KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, at 502-266-6084.

The KIPDA Tri-County Rural Diabetes Coalition announces its core formation members. The next coalition meeting will be held on April 21st at the Henry County Extension office, 2151 Cambellsburg Road (Hwy 421) from 10:30 AM to 12:30 AM.

The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, under a $2.5 Million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant, expects to impact the diabetes prevalence statistics seen from Shelby, Bullitt, and Henry within the next five years. These counties have been identified in the Bluegrass State as having the highest incidence of diabetes (10.1%), higher than the average rate for Kentucky (9.9%) and US (7.7%), according to the Center for Disease Control.

Members of the coalition are as follows: Dr. Deborah Ballard, Centers for Prevention and Wellness, Norton Healthcare; Sandy Bennett, District Manager, Sanofi-Avenis Pharmaceuticals; Renee Blair, North Central Health Department; Yolanda Bradford, Executive Director, HJW Career & Financial Literacy Institute, Inc.; Christy Branstetter, Finance Manager, Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc.; Todd Early, Shelby County EMS; Michelle Eckhart; Laura Escobar-Ratliff, Unit Manager, Seven County Services; William Fane; Sheila Fawbush, Shelby County Extension Agency; Megan Givan, R.D., L.D.; Elisia Gnagie, Masonic Home of Shelbyville; Helen Harrah, Doctorate in Education; Sarah Hill, Caretenders Home Health; Sharon Jamison, Park DuValle Community Health Center; Dr. Swannie Jett, Bullitt Public Health Director; Dr. Clifton Keller; Debbie Lentz, RD, MS, LD; Donna Meador, RN, MSN, and VP, Clinical Services, Jewish Hospital; Dallas Milliner; Angela Parrett, Smith McKinney Pharmacy; Theresa Renn, Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program; Linda Loving Simms, Business Association of Lebanon Junction; and Jean Stodghill, APRN, Park DuValle Community Health Center.

Members of the general public, county government officials, public health workers, children of aging parents, medical professionals, local parks officials, and commercial businesses invested in healthy eating choices are anticipated to attend the next coalition meeting. All are welcome. If you are attending, contact Bonnie Buchanan, program manager for the KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, at 502-266-6084.

“This announcement was supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number 1U58DP002815-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

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