A disparate burden  pg. 6

Gavin advocates setting up educational programs in schools and in worksites, through public service announcements, and through working with healthcare-oriented cultural organizations—such as Indian Health Services, the National Council of La Raza, and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations—to accomplish his goals.

“I hope that the national conversation on diabetes is one that will rise to the same level as the one we saw in the national conversation on cholesterol. Everyone knew it was important; everyone knew their number,” he says. “When we see penetration of that level of awareness among our at-risk and affected populations, then we’ll know that we’re really beginning to move the needle and gain some traction.”

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