NDEP African Amercian African Ancestry Stakeholder Group

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NDEP African Amercian African Ancestry Stakeholder Group

NDEP's African American African Ancestry Stakeholder Group works to reduce the burden of diabetes among people of African descent by improving the health education and health communication efforts in these communities.

Website: http://yourdiabetesinfo.org
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Jun 23

Welcome to NDEP’s African American African Ancestry Stakeholder Group

Our Stakeholder Group works to reduce the burden of diabetes among people of African descent by improving the health education and health communication efforts in these communities. Members are individuals representing a range of organizations that work in promoting diabetes prevention and control in African American and African Ancestry populations. We work together to share knowledge, expertise, and resources, build knowledge, and improve diabetes related health communication and health promotion efforts.


Our goals are to:

  • Share best and promising practices in health education and health promotion focused on diabetes prevention and management.
  • Work collaboratively to increase awareness and use of NDEP’s evidence based resources.
  • Engage individuals and organizations working with people of African descent to address diabetes related disparities.


This online community is a forum to:

  • Engage in discussions about relevant topics.
  • Share ideas, resources, best practices and announcements.
    Provide input on NDEP efforts and receive timely updates from NDEP.
  • Organizations and individuals who work to reduce diabetes related disparities in African American African Ancestry communities are invited to join our community. Get started by clicking the join button at the top of the page.

Community Discussions and Documents

New! New Beginnings phConnect Page

We have created a page for New Beginnings on the African American African Ancestry Stakeholder group page. You will find two new webinars on this page - one for Community Health Workers and one for…Continue

Tags: New Beginnings

Started by Alexis Williams Sep 29, 2014.

Diabetes, Distress and Depression Webinar 1 Reply

Did you miss the Diabetes, Distress and Depression webinar? This recording has been posted here. In this webinar, Dr.…Continue

Tags: depression, emotional health, diabetes education, New Beginnings

Started by Alexis Williams. Last reply by Teresa McGeeney Jul 16, 2014.

NDEP Outreach to Faith Communities 3 Replies

If you conduct diabetes outreach in faith-based settings, your experience and expertise is needed. We are scheduling a stakeholder group conference call to discuss opportunities to extend NDEP’s…Continue

Tags: faith-based

Started by Alexis Williams. Last reply by Ve Ja L Manigault Apr 2, 2014.

NEW Public Health and Faith Community Parntershp Resource Guide

TheInterfaith Health Programat Emory University is releasing a new resource guide and toolkit called "Public Health and Faith Community…Continue

Started by Alexis Williams Dec 11, 2013.

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Comment by Rebecca Paida on February 17, 2015 at 2:45pm

Type 2, Not You! Program

Recent statistics confirm an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) among refugees and immigrants living in the United States. In order to promote T2D awareness and to provide education in a culturally and linguistically proficient manner among refugees and immigrants situated in San Diego County, Nile Sisters Development Initiative has developed the Type 2, Not You! program.

For more information, please check out our video!


Nile Sisters Development Initiative gratefully acknowledges Kaiser Permanente funding of the Type 2, Not You! preventive health program.

Comment by Dr. Shakil A. Khan on November 19, 2013 at 10:08pm

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 (www.multiculturalcouncil.org) and Dominican International College (www.dominicancollege.edu.do). 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 dr.shakilkhan@yahoo.com or info@multiculturalcouncil.org, or call 586-573-7300


Comment by Alexis Williams on July 8, 2013 at 10:49am

NACCHO has produced a fact sheet simplifying the National Prevention Strategy in order to help state and local health departments address prevention within the Affordable Care Act. Click here for the fact sheet.

Comment by Alexis Williams on May 15, 2013 at 10:36am

The HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National African Immigrant Project and Adventist Healthcare Center on Health Disparities are providing a webinar targeting clinicians that work with African immigrants with hepatitis B , diabetes and HIV/AIDS. The webinar Project BEAT IT! (Becoming Empowered Africans Through Improved Treatment of diabetes) will address the cultural differences between African American and African clients. Presenters will address the difficulties faced by clinicians working with African clients and the culturally appropriate ways to deal with those road blocks.

The course is taught by a Dr. Ijeoma Otigbuo, a Nigerian/American professor of microbiology and immunology, and Mrs. Adeline Assani-Uva, a Ghanaian/American registered dietitian, both of who have several decades of expertise in their respective fields. The free online class will take place on Thursday May 30th, from 2-3 pm EST.

Title: Project BEAT IT!
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

In 2013, OMHRC will provide periodic webinars to enhance the capacity of community-based and other non-profit organizations as they provide crucial services to their communities.

Comment by Alexis Williams on May 8, 2012 at 10:25am

We hope your calendar is marked for Monday, May 14, 2012, from 1-2 p.m. EST for the National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP’s) webinar on “Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes.” During this webinar, Robert Ratner, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.C.E., Chief Scientific and Medical Officer of the American Diabetes Association, will discuss the lifelong health risks for women with a history of gestational diabetes, the health risks to a child of a pregnancy complicated by gestational diabetes, and steps mothers can take to help lower these risks for themselves and their children. In addition, NDEP partner Thomas Joyce will share the Ohio Diabetes Prevention and Control Program’s strategies for promoting type 2 diabetes prevention among women with a history of gestational diabetes and their children.
If you haven’t already registered, please click here for the GoToWebinar registration site. Webinar details will be provided to those who RSVP.


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