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Living with Diabetes

Rural populations face unique challenges in meeting health and wellness goals including a lack of proximity to healthcare facilities, high chronic disease burden, and poverty. Rural residents are also less likely than metropolitan residents to participate in clinical research trials, which can widen the disparities in treatment and interventions that meet their needs. The Rural Outreach Center seeks funding to partner with public libraries to address the following objectives to overcome obstacles and reduce disparities faced by rural populations: 1) educate people with diabetes on how to manage this chronic condition, 2) provide these individuals with information about how to seek credible, high quality health and medical information to enhance health literacy and diabetes management skills, and 3) to introduce the tenets and importance of clinical research in diverse population, while promoting awareness of NIH’s All of Us program. In conjunction with health educators and public libraries, the Rural Outreach Center proposes to hold a 6-week educational program, called “Living with Diabetes” at 2 rural public library sites in Western New York.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Project Lead:
Frank Cerny
Funding Source: 
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
Funding Amount: 
Funding Period:
Nov 1, 2019 to Apr 30, 2020
Project Status:
In Progress