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Franciscan Health Michigan City Showcases Faith-Based Diabetes Initiatives at Local Churches

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Franciscan Health Michigan City will launch a free faith-based church diabetes initiative, “Fun Out Diabetes,” starting in April.

Franciscan Health Michigan City’s Fan Out Diabetes Program is a faith-based diabetes initiative that partners LaPorte County’s minority congregations with health care systems and community organizations to provide two days of diabetes education, prevention, and prevention. , which offers free discovery mini-workshops to churches. after Sunday worship. The event will include education, screening, and assistance with insurance enrollment.

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to impact racial and ethnic minority groups and encourage action through health education, early detection and management of disease complications. The purpose is

Partnering with health care providers and cultural institutions trusted by minorities, such as houses of worship, is one way to help improve health outcomes.

The next session will be held at High Praise Outreach Ministries, 301 E. 9.th It will be held at Michigan City Central on April 7th and April 28th at 12:30 p.m. Participants are asked to attend both days.

The Fan Out Diabetes Workshop is a collaboration between Franciscan Health Michigan City, MHS, CareSource, MDWise, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michigan City Chapter Indiana Black Expo, Inc., and Children of Indiana. Sponsored by an organization that covers families.

Summer and fall sessions are also held at other churches in Michigan City and Kingsford Heights.

The workshop is free and no registration is required. For more information, please contact Franciscan Health Michigan City Regional Health Improvement Coordinator Nila Williams at Nila.Williams@franciscanalliance.org or (219) 283-9649.

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