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Annual August Diabetes Event aka Diabetes Community Event

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
For the last 14 years, a collaborative planning committee of the Oneida Community Health Center has planned and implemented an annual event held in August. The event focuses on diabetes awareness and mobilizing the community to take action to fight diabetes. Currently, the event sells out at 450 participants affected by diabetes. The event includes edcuational booths, community panelist discussion, and main speaker. Each year the event has a theme, in which all the educational booths, community panel, and main speaker focus on. For example, in 2012 the event theme was "Preserving the Family Tree." There was a photo booth to take family pictures, tree centerpieces that were given away, the panelist including an 18 y.o, 35, y.o, and 70 y.o [discussed the generational differences of their diabetes journey]. The purpose of event to is to allow for large group education and community mobilization. For more information, including budget breakdown, planning, implementation, promotion, please contact Margaret or Betty.

Age Group(s):
Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):
Community

Health Indicator(s):
Diabetes

Service Area:
Bemidji

Keyword(s):
Community mobilization/organization

Overall Cost: $25,000.00

Name: Margaret VanDen Heuvel
Site or Location Name: Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Oneida Community Health Center
Address:
P.O. Box 365
Oneida, WI 54155
Email: mvandenh@oneidanation.org
Phone: [920] 869-4941

Primary Contact Name: Margaret VanDen Heuvel
Email: eschwant@oneidanation.org
Phone: [920] 869 - 4854