Santa Barbara, California (PRWEB) October 07, 2013
The Justice Project has launched a new Just Cause program called The Justice of Prevention. This innovative approach to proactive healthcare, in general, and diabetes, in particular, offers a fresh voice in the conversation on preventable medicine.
While diabetes is preventable, data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet indicates that 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes. Working in conjunction with the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, The Justice of Prevention increases awareness about diabetes. Particular attention will be placed on the preventive medicinal approach to deter the onset of diabetes. This initiative will begin with video interviews and guest blogs from nutritionists, personal trainers, and medical professionals. These informational segments about healthy lifestyle choices will be easily accessible and available free of charge for individuals across the socio-economic spectrum.
This project is representative of The Justice Project’s intention to serve as a platform for the ideas that will break down the economic, social, and educational barriers that have traditionally prevented many from making the best decisions for positively impacting the state of their health. A member of The Justice Project’s advisory board, Lois Jovanovič, MD, serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and will provide strategic guidance for this project that has the potential to make a positive difference in the arenas of economic, educational, and social justice.
In speaking about this new Just Cause for The Justice Project, Executive Director Noah benShea said the following: “While news reports continuingly announce the despair of Diabetes, The Justice Project looks to address the healing issues that will empower people to make a difference in their lives.”
This latest Just Cause program continues the innovative approach from The Justice Project to engage communities (or societies) in discussions about justice in the areas of economic, educational, environmental and social justice. Previous Just Cause programs include, What Justice Means to Me (a video series documenting personal reflections on defining “justice”), and A Book of My Own (an ongoing literary initiative that provides financially and socially marginalized children with complimentary books to serve as a platform for future success).
About THE JUSTICE PROJECT
THE JUSTICE PROJECT is an interactive platform that initiates dialogue and broadcasts calls to action by lending an ear to, and giving a voice for, just causes. To learn more, or to schedule an interview with Executive Director Noah benShea, please visit The Justice Project website http://ajustdifference.org, or engage socially on Facebook.