Physicians invited to attend conference on reducing diabetes and obesity health disparities

June 30, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education Public Health 

The National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP) invites those interested in reducing health disparities to attend the 2016 Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Diabetes Coalition Conference on August 26-27 in San Francisco.

The conference will feature speakers such as Kevin Hagan, CEO of the American Diabetes Association; J. Nadine Gracia, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health; and state Senator Richard Pan, M.D. Topics include addressing undiagnosed cases of diabetes in Asian Americans, clinical care programs that work, collaboration in the care of diabetes, advocacy models such as Screen at 23 and more. To see the full agenda, click here.

The 2011 National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, included an oversampling of Asian Americans that clearly demonstrated a high prevalence of diabetes in that same population.

That same year, NCAPIP founded the AANHPI Diabetes Coalition with the mission of preventing and improving the care of diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders through advocacy and education about research and policies and building awareness at the community, professional and political levels.

To register, click here.

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