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Health Center Diabetes Initiative Highlighted at Round Table

Author: Amanda Tekely/Friday, April 05, 2019/Categories: Member News

Welsh Mountain Health Centers   presented on their "STAMPEDE" initiative during this week's round table in Harrisburg hosted by the Aetna Foundation and U.S. News & World Report. Kate Millay, CQO at the health center, discussed how the "Stick Together And Make Progress Eliminating Diabetes Everywhere" (STAMPEDE) food insecurity/diabetes management pilot program in Lebanon, PA is working. The health center was joined by The Food Trust and Central PA Food Bank in discussing innovative community approaches and partnerships. The keynote presenter for the event was Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller who discussed how social determinants of health impact Pennsylvanians and highlighted the Wolf Administration's work to improve whole-person focused health care for all Pennsylvanians. She said, "Healthy food can be the medicine that people need." The U.S. News & World Report editors and reporter discussed the publication's 2019 Healthiest Communities Rankings, and the importance of the data to drive change and innovation.

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