Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans every year and are often hardest to diagnose and treat for our most vulnerable populations. Some of the communities at highest risk for developing diabetes are farmworkers, LGBT-identified individuals and those experiencing homelessness. Individuals from these populations are more vulnerable due to challenges unique to their racial/social groups such as lack of access to affordable housing and healthy food, lack of stable housing due to constant mobility, limited English proficiency and other social determinants of health. These factors impact their ability to obtain health insurance, access affordable health care, and medication adherence.
This is the second in a series, Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Population: A National Learning Series, focused specifically on addressing diabetes and those affected by it. This session will focus on identifying the social determinants of health characteristics, how they impact chronic disease management, and the challenges health centers faced in addressing diabetes for these vulnerable mobile communities.
- Pascale Leone, Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing
- Edith Hernandez, Project Manager, Health Outreach Partners
- National LGBT Health Education Center
- Moderator: Nicole Nguyen, Training and Technical Assistance Program Coordinator, AAPCHO