Appalachian Diabetes Control and Translation Project
To reduce the impact of diabetes on people who live in high-risk
(distressed) counties in the Appalachian Region of the United States
Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) "Diabetes Today" program as the planning translation model, the project will
- Enhance local leadership, develop policies, and assure collection of local data
- Provide epidemiological assistance
- Help plan, implement, and evaluate aggressive community-based diabetes control and prevention activities.
From October 1, 2001, to September 30, 2002, partners in at least five counties will
- Develop community partnerships around the problem of diabetes
- Determine the magnitude of the problem in their county
- Plan and begin a series of activities addressing diabetes.
- CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation
- Appalachian Regional Commission
- 13 Appalachian states (all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia)
- Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at Marshall University, project manager
- People in the Appalachian Region who have or are at risk for diabetes.
About 23 million people live in the 410 counties of the Appalachian Region; 42 percent of the Region's population is rural, compared with 20 percent of the national population. Appalachia is a 200,000-square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi.
For more information, call the CDC Diabetes Inquiry Line toll free
1-888-232-6348 TTY or Contact CDC-INFO.