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Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, CHER Associate, assistant professor in the division of general medicine, will lead a health disparities education webinar with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) on July 9, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST.

The webinar is designed for primary care providers, nurses, dietitians, certified diabetes care and education specialists, community health workers, and other health care professionals, and will provide valuable information and resources to address food insecurity and diabetes in the community.

Food insecurity is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture as lacking consistent access to enough food for an active and healthy life.  The risk for type 2 diabetes is increased twofold in those with food insecurity. The ADA’s standards of medical care in diabetes highlights the importance of addressing diabetes and food insecurity.

This webinar will offer 1.5 CME/CE credits. Learning objectives will help health professionals:

  • Define food insecurity and describe those who are most affected;
  • Describe how diabetes and food insecurity impact diabetes related health outcomes;
  • Describe the role that community health workers play in addressing food insecurity; and
  • Identify screening tools and resources within your own community.

Register here for the webinar. Learn more about the ADA webinar series here.

Learn more about Dr. Berkowitz’s studies on health-related social needs and their effect on health outcomes, in JAMA Internal Medicine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

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