The Chinatown YMCA is hosting a health fair on June 13th for senior citizens and the community at large, as a part of the celebration around the PhRMA funded Chinese translation of the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program materials. The YMCA have invited some community partners such as the Partnership for a Healthier NY, Whole Foods, and the Charles B Wang Community Center to share information on diabetes awareness.
Date/Time: June 13, 2014.
2:45 pm - Jeannette Corey: Introduction & Welcome
2:48 pm - Jack Lund, YMCA of Greater New York: Brief program history & thank yous
2:51 pm - NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
2:55 pm - Council Member Margaret Chin
3:00 pm Kaelan Hollon, PhRMA
3:03 pm Jim Ruvolo, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
3:05 pm Jeanette Corey: Closing
New York, NY 10002
Diabetes currently affects an estimated 1.3 million adult New Yorkers, while nearly one in four New Yorkers have prediabetes, meaning they are at risk for developing the disease. And, according to the CDC, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are among the racial and ethnic groups at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the rest of the population. To help address these rising epidemics, the YMCA of Greater New York launched the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program as a pilot in the fall of 2010, and formally expanded the program citywide in September 2011 To date, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program has helped nearly one thousand New Yorkers shed nearly two and a half tons of excess weight—or over 5,000 pounds—and reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.