12th Annual Diabetes
"Health Mind, Healthy Body"
November 10th - November 15th, 17th
This November, in recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Near North will host its 12th Annual Diabetes Awareness Week at our 9 locations throughout Chicago. Participants will receive free and confidential health screenings for Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, and Body Mass Index. Educational workshops, diabetic- friendly cooking demonstrations, and giveaways will also be provided.
Since 1998, Near North's Diabetes Collaborative Program has been committed to raising awareness about the prevention and treatment of diabetes and diabetes-related illnesses among low-income individuals living in Chicago, especially those at-risk in African-American and Latino communities. The Diabetes Collaborative is made up of a team of national and local healthcare partners—including Near North and Northwestern Memorial Hospital—who are dedicated to increasing access to diabetes care and decreasing poor health outcomes.
Diabetes Fast Facts
From a U.S. 2012 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
29.1 million people or 9.3% of the U.S. population gave diabetes
21 million people are diagnosed
8.1 million people are undiagnosed
The number of newly diagnosed diabetes patients is 1.7 million
892,000 of these patients are between the ages of 45 - 64
Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S since 2010
Dates and Locations
Uptown Community Health Center
4867 N. Broadway Ave
Monday, November 10, 9 a.m. - 4p.m.
Komed Holman Health Center
4259 S. Berkeley Ave.
Tuesday, November 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m
Winfield Moody Health Center
1276 N. Clybourn Ave
Wednesday, November 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
Denny Community Health Center
30 W Chicago Ave
Wednesday, November 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Flannery Health Center
1531 N Clybourn Ave
Thursday, Nov 13, 9 a.m.-12p.m.
Reavis School-Based Health Center
834 E. 50th Street
Thursday, Nov 13, 11 a.m.- 3p.m.
Cottage View Health Center
4829 S, Cottage Grove Ave
Friday, November 14, 9 a.m. - 4p.m.
North Kostner Health Center
1520 N. Kostner Ave
Saturday, Nov 15, 9 a.m. -1 p.m
Louise Landau Health Center
800 N. Kedzie Ave
Monday, Nov 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.