NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Daily management of a chronic condition presents numerous barriers and challenges, but language should not be one of them.
To support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking people living with diabetes, Cecelia Health is thrilled to announce the launch of a new online resource portal to provide diabetes education and support for Hispanics. This free portal, designed by certified clinicians at Cecelia Health, will provide live education sessions, blog posts, and other valuable resources in Spanish.
As an aggregated group, U.S. Hispanics have one of the highest rates of diabetes (22.1%, compared to 12.1% for non-Hispanic Whites). As a group, they have a 50% likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes – and at a much younger age – compared to 40% for the overall U.S. population, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Since inception as an omnichannel digital health provider, Cecelia Health clinicians have had over 1 million interactions with individuals living with diabetes and provided one-on-one chronic condition coaching and clinical care services. The creation of this portal was led by the initiative of this clinical team, who discovered a gap for Spanish-speakers attempting to obtain the help they need with diabetes management.
"When we reach out to Spanish-speaking patients, often they have never spoken to a practitioner in Spanish before. They may have been given a Spanish pamphlet if they're lucky, but many are not given resources for where to seek help for the many daily needs that arise when managing diabetes." said Nicole Anziani, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES, a Clinical Manager at Cecelia Health. "By providing as many resources as we can in Spanish, we can help decrease this language gap and disparity, since many of the Hispanics and Latinos we work with prefer to speak in Spanish as their primary language."
The expert clinician team at Cecelia Health consists of Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, Registered Dietician Nutritionists, Registered Nurses, and other highly credentialed individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Our expert clinician team includes over 10% bilingual specialists who support telemedicine programs with as many as 50% of participants who prefer to communicate in Spanish.
Cecelia Health's clinician-led telehealth model has a proven track record of reducing A1C values by an average of 1.5 points.
Liz DeForest, Bliss Integrated Communication, +1 (212) 840-1661, [email protected]
SOURCE Cecelia Health