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Free Diabetes Health Program Saturday, Oct. 30 at Jefferson State Community College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Health Protection (IHP), in partnership with Roche Diabetes Care, the makers of ACCU-CHEK® products and services, and Jefferson State Community College, will host a free community diabetes program at JSCC's Shelby-Hoover campus this Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register for the event, please call (917) 210-2466 or e-mail

The program will focus on education, prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes. Highlights of the day's event include free diabetes and health screenings, healthcare specialist consultations and a complimentary lunch for all program participants. A panel of prominent local healthcare providers and community leaders, including Alabama State Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, will be presenting valuable and relevant educational information as well as leading an interactive Q&A session for participants.What:Free Diabetes Health and Screening ProgramWho:Institute for Health ProtectionRoche Diabetes CareJefferson State Community CollegeAlabama State Rep. Mary Sue McClurkinVarious health and community leadersWhen:Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010Time:9 a.m.-2 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)Where:Jefferson State Community CollegeShelby-Hoover Campus4600 Valleydale RoadBirmingham, Ala. 35242This event in Birmingham is part of a series of programs focusing on diabetes awareness and prevention that IHP and Roche Diabetes Care have been conducting nation-wide. The overall goal for these programs is to provide educational information for those at-risk for developing diabetes as well as those who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

IHP is a national organization specializing in translating evidence-based healthcare knowledge into everyday practice and patient-centric care. Through partnerships with key stakeholders, from state government officials to local universities, IHP has been able to develop and execute effective and meaningful educational programs for improving the health status of diverse communities. For more information about IHP, please visit

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