Peer Educators NEEDED
For Diabetes Education And Support Program
Everyone in our community is impacted by diabetes in some way. 1.7 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year. By 2050 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States could have diabetes. Health care costs (in 2012) for diabetes were $245 billion. These costs will increase exponentially every year unless we do something to slow the trends.
Many cases of diabetes can be prevented. Education and lifestyle choices can drastically reduce the costs of diabetes to our families and our community.
What is the Richland Hospital doing?
As part of our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) the Richland Hospital is providing a free Diabetes Education and
Support Program for interested persons in the community. We are currently searching for Peer Educators to begin providing these programs in the Lone Rock and Boscobel areas.
You can help by becoming a Peer Educator to lead groups in
your organization, church, service group or school.
What / Who is a Peer Educator?
People like you, your friends, co-workers or family members!!
The only requirement to become a Peer Educator is an interest in helping people. Trainings in the 6 week prevention curriculum will be held later this summer. Groups will be co-led and will run for 6 weeks- 2-3 hours per week. Times are flexible! Our current Peer Educators have found this to be a rewarding and enjoyable
Want to learn more? Call today!
Marcia Carlson, RD, CDE, MPH at ext. 2410