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More Than 250 Philadelphia Diabetics Expected to Attend "Outreach Day"
Date:2/3/2010

Keystone Mercy Health Plan hosts its second “Outreach Day” diabetes health management program, joined by the NAACP, American Diabetes Association and Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc and CVS Pharmacy.

Philadelphia, Pa. (Vocus) February 3, 2010 -- More than 250 Philadelphia diabetics and their families are expected to attend the “Outreach Day” event on Thursday, February 4, 2010, hosted by Keystone Mercy Health Plan, the largest Medical Assistance managed care organization in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the NAACP, American Diabetes Association, Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc, and CVS Pharmacy. This is the second “Outreach Day” event, hosted by this partnership of companies.

The program provides diabetes health and nutrition-related workshops, including tips from a certified dietician. In addition, the event will feature preventive health screenings, including testing for glucose levels, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Children will enjoy a visit from Percy, the Keystone Mercy bear mascot.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nationally, 23.6 million people—7.8 percent of the population—have diabetes, with approximately 1.6 million new cases being diagnosed in adults each year. Pennsylvania has approximately 872,000 adults diagnosed with diabetes, with more than 87,000 living here in Philadelphia.

As part of Keystone Mercy’s mission to address health disparities, the “Outreach Day” is designed to engage local organizations representing diverse populations of people, with high incidences of diabetes, and educate them about health and wellness practices and opportunities within the community.

Who:         

 
  • Eric J. Berman, DO, MS, Chief Medical Officer Pennsylvania Managed Care, Keystone Mercy Health Plan,
  • Jerry Mondesire, President, PA NAACP
  • Lenise Miller, chairperson, NAACP Health Committee, NAACP
  • Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc.
  • Dorothy Hart, pharmacy supervisor, CVS Pharmacy
  • Rosemary Perna, registered dietician
  • 250 Philadelphia diabetics
When:
Thursday, February 4, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:
Hunting Park Health Center
1999 W. Hunting Park Ave
Philadelphia, PA

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