CORONAVIRUS (COVID19)

To our Members, Partners, and our Palm Beach County Community, we wanted to let you know that in line with established guidelines for Social Distancing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) all screening events and Diabetes Coalition activities have been cancelled through April 15th. Our goal is to make sure that we do everything possible to further ensure that our community stays healthy and safe. Through our adherence to these protocols we hope to reduce the spread of the virus.

We know that many older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and hypertension are at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness and complications. We recommend that for more information about the virus and it’s potential impact to individuals having diabetes that you visit the American Diabetes Association’s website for further guidance which is:

https://www.diabetes.org/…/t…/planning-sick-days/coronavirus

For additional information, answers, and resources, you may also want to visit:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/

Palm Beach Medical Society
https://www.pbcms.org/

Palm Beach County Department of Health
http://palmbeach.floridahealth.gov/

Health Care District of Palm Beach County
https://www.hcdpbc.org/

211 Helpline Palm Beach & Treasure Coast
https://211palmbeach.org/

As with everyone else, we will continue to closely monitor all developments and updates. During this time, if you would like to contact the Diabetes Coalition, please email us at: info@diabetescoalitionpbc.org, We hope to be “back to business” very soon! We want everyone to Stay Well and Be Safe!

A Heartfelt Thank You To All

Many Many thanks to Palm Beach Outlets for once again hosting Diabetes Awareness Day, and The Breakers Palm Beach’s Chef Josef, his crew and their Children’s team, Digital Vibez, all of our Volunteers, Coalition Members, Partner Organizations and Sponsoring Partners for Making Diabetes Awareness Day 2020 A Resounding Success!!!  A Special Shout-out to our Faculty and Pharmacy Student Volunteers from Nova Southeastern University – PGA Campus and Our Nursing Students from Keiser University Vista Parkway Campus for completing nearly 200 free Diabetes Risk Assessments and A1c Tests!!!

In Tribute to Our Barbara Jacobowitz

Barbara is recognized as the founding member of the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County and in that role, always remained steadfast in her commitment to the Coalition’s mission and vision, serving as the Board of Directors Chair and Chair of the Data Resource Committee.

On Sunday, July 7, 2019 Barbara passed away. Although not with us now, Barbara will always surround us with her vibrant and beautiful spirit – challenging us to strengthen and carry on her incredible legacy.

The Diabetes Coalition has established a permanent memorial fund in Barbara’s honor. Donations will fund scholarships, diabetes camp registrations, and help us to provide free diabetes screenings and prevention/self-management educational programs throughout Palm Beach County.

We remain committed to continuing Barbara’s work and ours. Through your generous donation, we will be able to build upon Barbara’s incredible legacy and giving spirit.

We remain committed to continuing Barbara’s work and ours. Through your generous donation, we will be able to build upon Barbara’s incredible legacy and giving spirit.

2017 DIABETES AWARENESS DAY HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

THE MANY FACES OF DIABETES VIDEO

The Diabetes Coalition is a voluntary nonprofit alliance of over 50 health care organizations and community partners working together to prevent diabetes and improve the lives of people living with the disease, and those touched by it through awareness, education, advocacy, and access to care.

Our vision is to have Palm Beach County recognized as a national model for controlling and preventing the incidence of diabetes.