Addressing the 2030 Diabetes Goals for Healthy People during COVID Pandemic Webinar

2030 Healthcare offers a 10-year mission with the goal of improving the health and well-being of the country. This decade, Health People with diabetes includes Chapter 9 with developmental goals. One of the goals, to reduce the number of diabetics diagnosed each year, is also set by the healthcare provider.

On March 23, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance hosted a webinar to address the Healthy People 2030 goals during COVID-19. Webinar shown:

• Health Care for 2030, Including Diabetes Goals, by RADM Paul Reed, MD, Assistant Assistant Secretary for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Department of Health and Human Services.

• Plan for COVID and its impact on diabetes activity by Kate Thomas, director of advocacy and external affairs for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists and Co-Chair of the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

• Discussions and implementation of state intervention to address diabetes by Ann Forburger, Senior Counsel, National Association of Directors of Chronic Diseases; Alexandro Pow-Sang, Diabetes Patient, Washington State Department of Health; and Zena Edwards, Washington State University Extension Food Safety and Nutrition Department