Diabetes is not an equal opportunity offender.
It unevenly affects People of Color - 13.3 percent prevalence in non-Hispanic Blacks compared to 9.4 percent of non-Hispanic Whites, according to national data.
Find out why at Tuesday's virtual event, Health Equity: Diabetes - Closing the Gap in Black Health Disparities, sponsored by Riverside Health System in partnership with Eastern Virginia Medical School and the community foundation.
This virtual event will:
- Review the causes of diabetes
- Offer practical steps to improve your health
- Explore the trust issues between the Black community and healthcare providers
- Discuss ways to advocate for change and better care
The event will feature Van Jones, CNN Host and Dream Corps Founder, along with a panel including Dr. Alfred Abuhamad, Dr. Elias Siraj, Dr. Carl Gibson, and Gaylene Kanoyton.
It's free, but registration is required here.