Equitable Diabetes Prevention: Keys to Success from a Pacific Islander Community

In recognition of November being National Diabetes Month, this episode is about equitable diabetes prevention services for special and vulnerable populations, specifically Pacific Islanders. We speak to Jen Lee from the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organization (AAPCHO) and Cecilia Sigrah from Kosrae, an island in the Federated States in Micronesia about the rollout of their Pacific Islander Diabetes Prevention Program (PI-DPP) – now entering its fifth year. Interviewed by Jillian Bird, Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, Lee and Sigrah talk about PI-DPP and the outcomes of providing a tailored prevention program to the communities they serve.  

Jen Lee is the Deputy Director for the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and Cecilia Sigrah is the Operations Manager, Coordinator and Lifestyle Coach for the Kosrae Community Health Center.

Support for this episode comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration (or HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (or HHS). It is part of an award totaling $550,000 with zero percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents of this podcast are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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