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New Report: New York State’s $4 Billion Medicaid Gap Fueled by Highest-in-Nation “Excess Diabetes Costs”

Proven Strategies to Slash Type-2 Diabetes Costs Ignored by State While Medicaid Deficit Explodes
10-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Press conference and rally to fight mass diabetes amputations

On World Diabetes Day, November 14, as the New York City Council prepares to pass new diabetes-related legislation, South Bronx-based Health People: Community Preventative Health Institute will host a “Pray-In” at the New York State Department...
11-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting

#DiabetesEmergency #DiabetesCrisis social media campaign launched to push the New York City Board of Health to declare type 2 diabetes as a public health emergency
15-Apr-2019 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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We Don’t Diet: We Lose Weight!

The South Bronx is notorious for its high obesity and diabetes rates---the highest in New York State. But a group of community health educators, is fighting this trend with new success. Peer leaders are helping other diabetics in the South Bronx...
2-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Community Report Rates New York State Health Department D- for Diabetes Prevention and Care

South Bronx-based Health People hosted a “Kneel-In” at the New York State Department of Health’s offices, protesting the state’s soaring caseload---which has now reached 1,529,719 cases—while the state Health Department has completely...
13-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Health People Demands New York City Board of Health Declare Diabetes a Public Health Emergency

Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute filed a petition today with the New York City Board of Health to formally demand the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to declare Type 2 diabetes a public health emergency and...
30-Oct-2018 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Health People Report: New York City Diabetes-Related Foot Amputations Increased 55% in Eight Years

A startling report from Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute, to be released at a press conference at the City Hall steps on Wednesday, October 17th, reveals that New York City diabetes-related foot amputations have soared 55% in...
15-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Educate Don’t Amputate: Hospital Profits Versus Diabetes Prevention Study

Diabetes is the most singularly expensive disease. Nationally, it consumes $176 billion a year in health care dollars. In New York State diabetes costs $8.7 billion a year including $1.3 billion in annual Medicaid costs. This study provides...
13-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The mission of Health People: Community Preventive Institute, a peer-based organization, is to empower and train residents of communities overwhelmed by chronic disease to become leaders and educators in effectively preventing ill health, hospitalization and unnecessary death.



Chris Norwood
Executive Director


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