Fresno County has a population of 915,267 according to the 2009 US Census estimate. There are about 40,000 people in Fresno County with diabetes. Diabetes is known to be significantly more common in certain racial and ethnic groups, particularly among older African Americans and Hispanic Adults

Improving Diabetes Care for Seniors Program provides education and outreach services in a culturally and linguistically appropriative manner to promote diabetes self management goals. Project will help complications resulting from diabetes, and decrease incidents of emergency room visits.

Program requirements:

  • African American or Hispanic Senior (55 years or older)
  • Patient has a blood sugar level (hemoglobin A1C) greater than 8%
  • No improvement of blood sugar levels in 3 months
  • Has an increased blood sugar level in 3 months

What are we going to do for you?
Community Health Workers (CHW) will improve self management of African American & Hispanic Seniors through education and  outreach efforts. Other comprehensive services include:

  • Home visits
  • Health Assessments
  • Case Management
  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical Education
  • Support Groups (Spanish & English)
  • Grocery Store Visits
  • Stress Management
  • Medication/Insulin Management
  • Preventing Complications
  • Foot Care
  • and other diabetes management…

For more information Contact: Christina Rodriguez, Program Coordinator
Improving Diabetes Care for Seniors
West Fresno Health Care Coalition
302 Fresno St. Ste. 205, Fresno, CA 93706* Phone (559) 264-7185 * Fax (559) 264-7433