Alignment Healthcare Partners with American Diabetes Association to Help Stop Diabetes®

Alignment Healthcare joins the American Diabetes Association’s community outreach and education campaigns to reduce health disparities 

ORANGE, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2016) – Alignment Healthcare, a population health management company that focuses on improving the health and wellness of seniors, is now a sponsor of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)’s Stop Diabetes® movement, which aims to reduce health disparities and improve education and diabetes prevention in minority communities. 

Alignment Healthcare will support the Stop Diabetes® movement by providing local disease prevention education programs during the American Diabetes Association’s events such as Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, Tour de Cure, Feria de Salud, Victory Over Diabetes, Senior Days, and Alert Day diabetes health fairs. Participation in these events will be focused in counties where Alignment Healthcare and its affiliate partners operate: Los Angeles and Orange counties and the Inland Empire in California; Duval, Clay, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties in Florida; and Wake County in North Carolina.

“Because education is the first step in type 2 diabetes prevention, we are proud to partner with the American Diabetes Association’s Stop Diabetes® movement,” said Dawn Maroney, chief growth and marketing officer of Alignment Healthcare. “Diabetes opens the door to many preventable chronic illnesses, and through our partnership with the ADA, we’re working to increase awareness by providing our communities with the tools to put the brakes on the disease.” 

In the United States, nearly 30 million children and adults are living with diabetes and another 86 million have prediabetes, which indicates that they are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Because minority populations are disproportionately affected by diabetes, increasing awareness, education and access to care are key to the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. 

“Diabetes is a national health care crisis, with someone diagnosed every 23 seconds, every day. Strong national and community partnerships are essential for us to help reduce the rapidly rising incidence of diabetes,” said American Diabetes Association Vice President of Lifestyle Management, Alicia H. McAuliffe-Fogarty, PhD, CPsychol. “By partnering with organizations such as Alignment Healthcare, we are able to reach communities to engage them in our Stop Diabetes® movement. As part of this campaign, we ask everyone to encourage a friend or loved one to join them in the most effective ways to prevent diabetes—regular physical activity and a healthy diet. Change starts with support and accountability, and together, we can Stop Diabetes®.”

The ADA offers numerous resources to help people manage and prevent diabetes. From the Living with Type 2 Diabetes program to the Association’s Signature Events, including Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure, there are many programs and activities available offering valuable support and motivation for those living with or are at risk for developing diabetes. For more information and resources, visit diabetes.org/idday

ABOUT ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE
Alignment Healthcare and its subsidiaries are dedicated to transforming the complex and confusing process of medical treatment in the United States so that every link in the health care continuum becomes more efficient, productive and effective. Based in Orange, California, Alignment Healthcare provides partners across the country with a continuous end-to-end care program, including clinical care coordination, risk management capabilities and IT enablement. For more information, go to www.alignmenthealthcare.com.

ABOUT AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn). 

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