The numbers of programs launched to fight diabetes has significantly increased in the recent past. Global healthcare organizations have tightened fight against the condition. Some of the notable moves include the proactive steps taken by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
ADA and APA partner to improve mental health services
June 2017 was a great month for Mental Health Professionals as ADA and APA launched a capacity building program meant to empower them. This collaborative effort is one of the strategic moves the organization has taken in pursuing its mission.
The training program is specially designed to support professionals who are willing to contribute towards handling psychological challenges of diabetes. It comprises of two sessions: 7-hour seminar and a subsequent 5-hour online training. Successful trainees will then be listed on the organization’s website for ease of access by those seeking for the services. This special program has already received over $800 million grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust.
ADA and CHILA to fight type 2 Diabetes
ADA is one of the major organizations that focus on finding a cure for diabetes. Mark Holterman, a pediatric and a surgeon is a key member of this organization. ADA joined hands with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHILA) to address the vast growth of type 2-diabetes among children and teenagers. The two organizations developed an initiative called Camp PowerUP (http://markjholterman.strikingly.com/).
Camp Power Up employed factual-based programs to encourage the youths to participate in beneficial physical activities. The program also educates youths on how to make the right choices on healthier foods. It targets places such as churches, parks, day camps and after-school courses. ADA and CHILA hope to help reduce the risk of people between 8 and 16 years developing type 2-diabetes.
Dr. Mark Holterman
Dr. Mark Holterman is a professor at University of Illinois College of Medicine. Mark is a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Illinois and Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital. He pursued biology at Yale University before earning his MD and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He is a member of several professional organizations including American College of Surgeons (Doctors.HealthGrove).
Mark Holterman is devoted to helping children and the society at large. He plays a great role in the fight against diabetes.