A Community-Based Diabetes Coalition:

  • Is an organization of diverse members who combine their talents, expertise, and resources to achieve a shared goal that is unlikely to be accomplished by a single member or organization.
  • Seeks to identify, develop, and implement strategies to address diabetes-related community problems.
  • Is supported and guided by multiple community members and organizations who work together collaboratively.

Location and Contacts

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Coalition Activity Examples:

  • Community awareness campaigns
  • Promotion of local diabetes and prediabetes education
  • Advocacy and education efforts with local leaders and legislators
  • Support groups
  • Assistance programs for medication, supplies, or education
  • Environmental improvements to encourage healthier lifestyles
  • Special events, such as expos, supermarket tours, camps for children, diabetes alert screenings … and more

Ingredients For Coalition Success:

  • Ongoing membership recruitment of people touched professionally or personally by diabetes
  • Unified vision and mission
  • Local identity
  • Effective leadership
  • Clear action plan
  • Mutual value and respect
  • Efficient structure
  • Effective communication
  • Collaboration among partners
  • Celebration of accomplishments

Coalition Resources and Activity Examples


Type 2 diabetes affects millions of individuals and their families, workplaces, and the U.S. health care system.


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