National Diabetes Education Program Hispanic Latino Stakeholder Group

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National Diabetes Education Program Hispanic Latino Stakeholder Group

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Welcome to the NDEP H/L Stakeholder Group

Join peers, thought leaders, and subject matter experts as together we discuss the diabetes related issues affecting the Hispanic Latino population! Your participation is greatly appreciated as we seek to strengthen the expertise in the field of diabetes prevention and control.

The Hispanic/Latino Stakeholder Group participants recognize the differences among Spanish-speaking cultures as an important aspect for diabetes awareness, management and education. Therefore, this group will work together to develop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, success stories reaching this segment, tools and resources that appeal Hispanic/Latinos, and ways of addressing issues that pertain to this diverse group. This Community of Practice will provide a place where people can share a common interest, exchange information, ask questions, express their opinion and collaborate with NDEP to identify solutions related to addressing the health communication and health promotion needs of the Hispanic/Latino community.

Community Champion:
Betsy Rodríguez,CDC Deputy Director NDEP-

Community Facilitators:
Dr. Rosalba Ruiz -
Rita Diaz-

Community Discussions and Documents

Question of the month: August 2014

What is the most satisfying part of your job?Continue

Started by David Ojeda Aug 4.

Enhance Patient Care With the NEW Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit & Webinars

NDEP is pleased to announce that the updated Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit is now available online.…Continue

Started by Ana Toro Jul 17.

Question of the Month: July 2014

As everyone’s in full swing enjoying the summer, what do you do to keep your communities focused on managing their type 2 diabetes?Please share your ideas with the Hispanic/Latino Stakeholder Group. Continue

Started by Ana Toro Jul 7.

New diabetes and prediabetes data slides

Dear NDEP Hispanic/Latino Stakeholder Group, The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) recently released the …Continue

Started by Ana Toro Jun 24.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Betsy Rodriguez on Friday

Enviado de parte de Betsy Rodríguez, MSN, CDE,CDC/ Subdirectora del NDEP


¡Aquí está el enlace!
Si te perdiste el videochat Tus pies necesitan cuidados, ahora tienes la oportunidad de verlo en línea.
Para : acceder al video chat visita la página Familias con Diabetes, usando el enlace abajo incluido. También, toma este momento para bajar el PDF que incluye una lista de recursos del NDEP. o ya esta incluido en esta página y en la sección de videos!

Este video chat es un buen recurso para personas con diabetes o para complementar sus currículos o clases de diabetes.
Compártalo en sus medios sociales como Facebook o en su página web.

Agradecemos a Jimmy y Mila Ferrer de Familias con Diabetes, nuestros nuevos miembros del grupo Latino por esta colaboración. Agradecemos la participación de dos miembros del Grupo NDEP PPOD- Dr. Joe Caporusso y Dr. Javier La Fontaine.

(English text)
Sent on behalf of Betsy Rodríguez, MSN, CDE,CDC/NDEP Deputy Director

Here is the link!
If you missed this video chat Tus pies necesitan cuidados (Your feet need care), this is your chance to view it on line.
To view the video chat, visit the Familias con Diabetes page,
using the link below. Also, please take the time to download the featured PDF,
which includes a listing related resources from the NDEP.

This video chat is a good resource for people with diabetes or to complement your curriculums or diabetes classes.
Please share in your social media channels like Facebook, or in your webpage.
We would like to thank Jimmy y Mila Ferrer de Familias con Diabetes, and new members of the Hispano Latino Stakeholder Group, for this collaboration. We thank the collaboration of two members of the NDEP PPOD Stakeholder Group - Dr. Joe Caporusso y Dr. Javier La Fontaine.

Comment by Betsy Rodriguez on Friday

Comment by Rosalba F Ruiz-Holguin on March 26, 2014 at 12:43pm

First, it was the shut down; then it was the snow…three times is the charm. Join us!


Please join us for a National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) online charla

with Betsy Rodríguez

to talk about The Road to Health Toolkit


Tuesday, April 15th, 2:00–3:00 pm (EDT)


This is your chance to talk, share, and connect with The Road to Health community.


  • ·         Do you want to learn how others are using the toolkit in their communities?
  • ·         Do you have a question about new The Road to Health Toolkit resources?


When you participate in this friendly online charla, you will:

  • ·         Enjoy an informal, open discussion with the Deputy Director of the NDEP and other The Road to Health Toolkit users
  • ·         Learn more about new and existing The Road to Health Toolkit resources
  • ·         Share successes and lessons learned
  • ·         Get to know fellow The Road to Health Toolkit users and support one another’s work


Whether you want to share your story or just speak your mind, you should join in the conversation.


Mark your calendars and be sure to join us on April 15th

Comment by Rosalba F Ruiz-Holguin on March 3, 2014 at 1:03pm

Very good data will post on facebook pages we have 


Comment by David Ojeda on February 28, 2014 at 2:07pm

Project SOL: Hispanic Community Health Study--Study of Latinos


The National Institutes of Health has released Hispanic Community Health Study Data Book: A Report to the Communities, which presents health data derived from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos—a landmark study that enrolled about 16,415 Hispanic/Latino adults living in San Diego, Chicago, Miami, and the Bronx, New York, who self-identified with Central American, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, or South American origins. The report highlights health areas that are having a positive impact in these communities and those that need greater attention to improve lives.

To view this report, click here.

Comment by Rosalba F Ruiz-Holguin on February 13, 2014 at 5:22pm

In the near future will be part of the Road to Health Tool kit Charla.

Comment by Betsy Rodriguez on January 24, 2014 at 9:29am

SAMHSA: New Partnering to Improve Latino Health Care

The American Public Health Association (APHA) Latino Caucus’ executive committee recently decided to forge a partnership with the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Toma las riendas: Infórmate. Compara. Prepárate. initiative. This initiative, sponsored by AHRQ’s Effective Health Care (EHC) Program, provides free Spanish-language evidence-based resources to help Latino patients better understand their health conditions, prepare for medical appointments, and explore and compare treatments options for health conditions ranging from heart disease and diabetes to depression.

To prepare these resources, AHRQ conducts systematic reviews of available research to compare the effectiveness, benefits, and potential risks of different treatment options: drugs, medical devices, tests, surgeries, or delivery methods. These evidence-based findings are synthesized into comprehensive reports and translated into plain-language summaries for both clinicians and patients. Continuing education credits and slide libraries on patient-centered outcomes research are also available.

As part of this effort, AHRQ established a national network of partner organizations that serve Hispanics, including the National Hispanic Medical Association, the National Latina Health Network.

The APHA Latino Caucus for Public Health has joined AHRQ’s national network of partners to share the Agency’s growing inventory of free research reports and tools to help our members and educate Latinos about treatment options for different medical conditions and make informed decisions about their care.

You can view these tools on the AHRQ’s new Spanish-language website, or order free printed copies of their treatment summaries by calling 800–358–9295 and using code C-01.

Comment by Dr. Shakil A. Khan on November 19, 2013 at 10:19pm

Hola Betsy: I am glad to be a part of your group. I teach cross-cultural programs & health care to American students/professionals of medicine, nursing & public health in the Dominican Republic.


Appended below, please find our announcement for the upcoming program in the D.R. in March and May 2014. I would be happy to develop special programs for your organization:

Public Health Training in the Dominican Republic


We are inviting public health students and professionals to join us for a one week training and experience in the Dominican Republic, in March 15-22 & May 17-24, 2014. The visit involves hands-on training in public health, volunteering at one or more of our hospitals, workshop at the PanAmerican Health (world health organization facilities), visiting the Public Health Department of Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo - the oldest university in the western hemisphere. You will also visit a Haitian Batey and experiencing life & health care in Latin America/Caribbean. Limited Spanish language training will be provided.


The all-inclusive cost of $3,650 (double occupancy) includes all ground arrangements (transfers, hotels, most meals, sightseeing, one night/2 days at a beach resort and all training and tips.


The tour is personally escorted by Dr. Shakil Khan, a licensed physician in the Dominican Republic, who has lived & worked in the D.R. for the past 25 years and trained hundreds of American students of medicine, nursing & public health in the Dom. Republic. Dr. Khan is a member of phConnect and is President of the Multicultural Council of America ( and Dominican International College ( Dr. Khan is also ‘Country Director’ for the ‘Smile Train Organization of NY, providing free surgeries for cleft lip/palate to hundreds of indigent Haitian and Dominican children for the past many years.


Seats are limited. Please book early. A deposit of $250 is required with full payment at least 90 days before departure. Airfare is not included.


Multicultural Council of America is a non-profit (501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to promoting world cultures, education and health care. The cost of this educational program may be tax deductible – please check with your accountant. 


For information, please contact Dr. Shakil Khan at or, or call 586-573-7300



Comment by Betsy Rodriguez on July 8, 2013 at 10:10am

Hasta la próxima Carmen! (A farewell message to Carmen)

Dear NDEP Hispanic/Latino Stakeholder Group,

On June 25, when we held our quarterly call, we learned from our dear Carmen Ramirez, Diabetes Program Coordinator of the Arizona Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, that she was retiring this week. June 28 was her last day at work.

I would like to thank Carmen for her years of dedication and support to this stakeholder group.

A few months ago, Carmen was recognized with the Tom Bragg Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) volunteer recognition dinner. This is the highest achievement bestowed by ADA on an individual. Carmen is a longtime supporter of people with diabetes in the State of Arizona. In her role, Carmen spent countless hours involved in community outreach throughout Arizona. She has been committed to NDEP and ADA for over 10 years, serving as Chair of the Latino Conferencia Committee for several years, and currently serving on the Diversity Outreach Committee, Advocacy Committee, and Speaker's Bureau. Carmen is always willing to assist the ADA in responding to last minute media requests for Spanish speakers or helping recruit a diverse group of volunteers to assist with diabetes education activities. She was an active Hispanic/Latino Work Group member in helping review many of our NDEP resources, including the recipe booklet, fotonovela and our Road to Health Toolkit. Carmen always had an answer to every question and if she didn’t (which was rare), she knew the resources to help answer them. Carmen was our bridge with the promotores in Arizona and due to her work we have been successful reaching out the promotores in her state. The Arizona Diabetes Prevention and Control Program was very lucky in having Carmen for the past 15 years. This was lucky as well.

Please join me in wishing Carmen good luck and that she’ll always be welcome to stay connected to this group and the NDEP family.
Carmen, you’ll be missed!

Carmen’s new contact information is: Carmen Ramirez, e-mail:; phone: 480-481-7872


Comment by Betsy Rodriguez on June 28, 2013 at 10:29am

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