Committee initiative creating demand for 'diabetes experts'
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and
Community Relations Officer
The BCMS Public Health and
Patient Advocacy Committee is quite busy meeting with a variety of
community organizations interested in supporting the committee's
initiative: the prevention and control of cardiometabolic diseases.
One of our community supporters
is the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association. The ADA
is launching a new program, "Living with Type 2
Diabetes," and inviting interested physicians to sign up as
participants by offering educational materials to patients.
The ADA will mail the free
materials to your office, and you may re-order as many as you'd
like. The program also is available free to patients, but the ADA
is hoping to get to the patients at the time of diagnosis (or early
on in diagnosis) through physicians. If you would like to
participate, click here for
In addition, as opportunities
arise to participate in community events and/or media interviews on
these topics, there will be a need to schedule physician
"diabetes experts." If you are interested in
participating as a speaker, click here to
For local discussion on this and other public health
topics, consider joining the
BCMS Public Health and Patient
Advocacy Committee by contacting Mary Nava at email@example.com.