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Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, LLC Launches New Center to Provide State-of-the-Art Education, Training to Health Professionals
Date:2/29/2008

te the program costs for those health care professionals that attend.

Besides endorsing the need for more resources for skills training in diabetes management, national and state government officials and diabetes leaders attending the Town Hall also called for more prevention and screening initiatives to identify the third of all people with diabetes whose disease is undiagnosed and additional surveillance programs to identify gaps in care at the community level. Diabetes leaders also advocate a new model for diabetes care called the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, which is now being used by health organizations in 31 states and nine countries, including diabetes treatment facilities. This model utilizes a community-based patient education program to improve the ability of patients to take care of their own health.

In addition to the new training center in the U.S., the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute also operates a training facility in Japan and, by mid-2008, it will open new centers in China and France. Future plans also call for expanded reach within countries and across the globe via distance learning offerings. Ultimately, the Institute's graduation of exceptionally skilled professionals will provide an opportunity for a global network of alumni to link with one another through the Institute, sharing information and insights on diabetes care.

About Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute

The Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute is a new global initiative that is intended to serve as a home for the diabetes family and a trusted place of diabetes learning that becomes a catalyst for diabetes innovation, improved care and better outcomes worldwide. Through the Institute, Johnson & Johnson is opening and operating state-of-the-art instructional facilities around the world to provide health professionals with education and training aimed at improving diabetes patients' outcomes by working at the community level. In each countr
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