To prevent diabetes and increase equitable access to health care screenings, Touro University California has created and implemented a community outreach program called the Mobile Diabetes Education Center (MOBEC). This program is a joint effort that also involves Sutter Health, the California Department of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, the Solano County Department of Public Health, and community-based organizations, focusing on advancing health equity in Solano County’s at-risk populations. This article reports on the services and initial successes of MOBEC. With its strong community collaboration, MOBEC has helped to raise awareness of diabetes and ensure access to much-needed health screenings and education. This model can potentially be used as a blueprint for similar efforts nationwide to address the health care needs of medically underserved communities.
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Feature Article| September 19 2023
Community-Based Diabetes Awareness Strategy With Detection and Intervention: The Mobile Diabetes Education Center
Jay H. Shubrook ;
Jay H. Shubrook, Megha Patel, Clipper F. Young; Community-Based Diabetes Awareness Strategy With Detection and Intervention: The Mobile Diabetes Education Center. Clin Diabetes 2023; cd230020. https://doi.org/10.2337/cd23-0020
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