NEHEP Partnership Directory
American Diabetes Association1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Web Site: http://www.diabetes.org
Cassie Rico, M.P.H., RD
Associate Director, Medical Affairs and Health Outcomes
Phone: 703-549-1500 ext. 4811
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the Nationís leading voluntary health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy. We are working to prevent and cure diabetes; provide information and other services to people with diabetes, health professionals, and the general public; and lead advocacy efforts on behalf of people with diabetes. Founded in 1904, ADA provides services in communities nationwide.
ADA has more than 1 million volunteers, including a membership of 390,000 diabetes patients and their families, as well as a professional society of more than 14,000 health and medical professionals.
Research activities involve learning more about the causes of diabetes, treatment, factors leading to complications, and, ultimately, a cure.
Information activities address improving the quality of life for people with diabetes by providing educational programs and publications; informing the public about the risk factors, the warning signs, and the seriousness of diabetes; and keeping health professionals up-to-date on the latest developments in diabetes treatment.
Advocacy efforts involve increasing public awareness and aiming to improve health care and the lives of everyone affected by diabetes.
Annual Scientific Sessions (June), Postgraduate Course (January), and other symposia provide opportunities for diabetes specialists and researchers to share information.
Professional and health educational materials are available. Contact ADA for a complete listing.
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