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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

Protest New York City's Lack of Diabetes Prevention at de Blasio Bronx "Visit" Tuesday May 23 at 9AM

Bronx residents impacted by diabetes, led by Health People, will protest the city's complete failure to implement effective diabetes prevention at Mayor de Blasio's Bronx visit at 9am at the Bronx County Courthouse at 161 Street and Grand...
22-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Report: Unprevented Diabetes Fuels Unnecessary Alzheimer's

"Unprevented Diabetes Means Unnecessary Alzheimer's", a report by Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute projects that without prevention for New York City's estimated 1.3 million pre-diabetics and for New York State's 5.4...
9-May-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Report Showing How Failures in Diabetes Prevention Are Fueling New York’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic to Be Unveiled

With diabetes raising the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease by 40%, New Yorkers are facing an escalating Alzheimer's epidemic fueled by failures of New York City and State to undertake effective diabetes prevention.
5-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

I Lost 100 Pounds---A Prediabetes Story

Sandra Marin, a Bronx grandmother who lost 100 pounds by participating in Health People’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-approved National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) will be featured Thursday February 16 in the CDC’s new national...
15-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Diabetes Prevention IS Alzheimer's Prevention

Commenting on a Financial Times feature on drug trials of the "plaque" theory of Alzheimer's---all of which have failed so far---Chris Norwood, in a lead letter, underscores that targeted diabetes prevention is really the major documented path to...
12-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

NY Community Health Leaders Rally Nov. 14 to Urge State to Declare Diabetes a Public Health Emergency

At a groundbreaking rally on World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14, NY community health leaders demand the state declare a public health emergency as the first step in effective response to uncontrolled epidemic devastating millions
10-Nov-2016 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.


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