KDN Workgroups

KDN has four active workgroups that develop strategic priorities
to improve diabetes outcomes across Kentucky.

Community Outreach Workgroup

Co-Chair:

Mary Beth Lacy

mblacy@gmail.com

Co-Chair:

Purpose

The Community Outreach Workgroup focus is working to educate stakeholders, employers, health care systems and local, state and national policymakers on current issues that impact the quality of life for anyone diagnosed with diabetes

Goals

  • The Community Outreach workgroup will address two goals for 2018:  1.  Working with key policy makers 2.  Expanding diabetes messages with the faith communities throughout Kentucky.  
  • Working with key policy makers will be a two step process:  1.Design a small Diabetes Day at the Capitol rally with key message points  2.  Share DPP and DSMES messages with local and state legislators monthly.
  • The Faith community project will include research on existing faith community wellness programs and collaborating to share our diabetes tools and resources.  

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Community Outreach Workgroup Efforts Include:

1. Legislative Campaign shared with local, state and national policymakers. 2.   Educational efforts to inform members of current legislation updates.  

Ways to Contact Your Legislators:

To contact your state legislators go to lrc.ky.gov and find your legislator based on your address, city, and zip code.  

Community Outreach Workgroup

Tools and Resources

LRC Link