PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Diabetes Prevention Project in Asian Communities (DPPAC) (2009 – 2011) was focused on a chronic disease self-management diabetes education and support course for individuals from the community who are at-risk for, or have been diagnosed with, Type 2 diabetes. Through targeted education, individuals are empowered to self-manage their health and attain the life and behavioral change skills to make the most effective use of health care system and resources. In addition to enhancing individual behavior change, DPPAC addresses systemic change by providing access to disease self-management in a linguistically sensitive manner, recognizing that Asian immigrants tend to underutilize health care programs and services due largely to cultural differences and linguistic barriers. Support for this program has been made possible through a grant from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.
– Chinese American Service League
– Chinese Mutual Aid Association
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: KIMBAP is made possible by a one-time Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant spanning from 2011-2012, that was awarded from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to CCDPH. The Model Communities program goal aligns with the nationwide effort of developing local-level policy, system and environmental change that result in residents having increased access to healthy lifestyles. The project addresses obesity through diabetes self-management to make a sustainable change by increasing cultural and language appropriate resources for Korean residents in suburban Cook County.
– Korean American Community Services
PROGRAM GOAL: Both DPPAC and KIMBAP programs aim to address diabetes self-management in the Chicago metropolitan area through:
• Implementation of an evidence-based Stanford-developed Chronic Disease Self-Management program
• Adaptation of a culturally and linguistically appropriate diabetes self-management curriculum
• Improved awareness and knowledge of diabetes management topics in three of Chicago’s Asian communities
• Successful implementation of a pilot diabetes initiative that illustrates the importance of community partnerships to provide culturally and linguistically relevant health education and outreach.
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