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2006-2007 Diabetes Disparities Report

Washington State Diabetes Disparities: A Review of Washington State Data

The burden of diabetes in Washington is greater among certain population subgroups; older people, certain racial and ethnic groups, and those on the lower rungs of the social ladder.

We refer to these persistent differences in health status between groups as health disparities. In this report we demonstrate that disparities exist in diabetes prevalence, health behaviors, health status, access to medical services, and rate of complications and deaths for low-income and certain racial/ethnic groups. These disparities carry high financial and social costs; yet they are not inevitable.

For more information contact Angela Kemple.

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May is American Stroke Month!

Partners throughout Washington are aiming to emphasize the ability of all people in Washington to act as "Stroke Heroes" - a campaign started by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.  Being a stroke hero means recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke and calling 9-1-1 right away.  Find AHA/ASA's Stroke Month resources here as well as a Stroke Education Toolkit here and join partners in educating communities to recognize a stroke F.A.S.T.

On this site, you'll find...
...activities, best practices, links and resources for the Washington State Diabetes Network to foster collaboration and communication. From a broad array of organizations and people working in public, private, tribal, community and academic/training sectors to prevent and control diabetes and hypertension among Washington residents.
Learn Your Risk for Prediabetes

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 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs, including diabetes prevention and management. Dial 2-1-1 or visit win211.org