On November 14, people across the globe will celebrate World Diabetes Day 2020 (WDD). And we’ll be celebrating right here in Rhode Island, with our first-ever virtual RIWDD. There are many ways you can get involved and support this important day — and take steps toward a healthier you.
This eight-week challenge encourages
and invites you to participate in Healthy Conversations. Rhode to Wellness launches on September 14 and ends on November 6. You can do this… and we’re here to help.
On Saturday, November 14, we’ll be hosting a full day of helpful, eye-opening, and inspirational online presentations, discussions, questions-and-answer sessions, and much more. You can join for the whole day, or choose the topics that most interest you.
Keep an eye on the Providence skyline during the week leading up to RIWDD (Nov. 8-15) - when we'll be lighting up the RI State House in blue in recognition of RIWDD!
Each year the Rhode Island World Diabetes Day (RIWDD) Committee recognizes an individual or organization that has positively impacted diabetes in the state of Rhode Island by awarding the Grace Diaz Blue Light Award. In keeping with the international theme for World Diabetes Day 2020, "The Nurse and Diabetes," this year's Blue Light Award will be presented to a Rhode Island nurse. The criteria for the nominee is a commitment to the health and well-being of people living with chronic disease, being a role model to others, and exhibiting a devotion to improving the health of the community.
If you or your organization would like to collaborate with us on this virtual adventure toward wellness, there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available.
See what you get for getting involved.
Looking for support with your health goals? Contact the Community Health Network. The Community Health Network connects you to programs proven to help you take control of your health. Programs are free or low cost and held virtually or in convenient locations throughout Rhode Island. For the most up-to-date list or programs:
· Call 401-432-7217
· Email firstname.lastname@example.org
· Visit www.ripin.org/chn
Community Health Network
Andrea Asprinio, RIFC, CDOE
Anna Bertorelli, NovoNordisk
Jan Boucher, RN, CDOE
Sharon Campbell, RIPCPC, CDOE
Katie Chabot, Body Rock
Dr. Kenneth Chen, Care New England
Nicole Costa, Body Rock
Julie Daley, Women and Infants Hospital
Alexandra Gianfrancesco, RIPCPC
Robyn Hall, RI Health Equity Zone
Heidi Hetzler, SNAP ED
Jennifer Leavitt, RIPCPC, CDOE
Dr. Fadi Mansourati, Fairlawn Primary Care
Alexandra Morelli, MPA, CCHW, RI Geriatric Education Center
Cindy Ogando, RIPIN
Dr. Roberto Ortiz, Diabetes and Endocrinology Associates
Anna Floreen Sabino, College Diabetes Network
Susan Sarro, ADA
Allegra Scharff, RI Health Equity Zone
Michael See, Joslin Diabetes Center and Southcoast Health
Kathy Shilko, Care New England
April Silvestro, RN, CDOE, South County Health Diabetes Center
Baratang Stewart, RIPIN
Molly Seasholtz, RIPCPC
Allyson Ventura, Progreso Latino
Al Whitaker, RI Health Equity Zone
Lisa Williams, Southcoast Health Diabetes Management Program