APMSA's CAB Supports Diabetes Awareness Program at San Francisco Medical Clinic

Appeared in: First Step

By: Annie Nguyentat

The St. Anthony Free Medical Clinic is a non-profit
organization dedicated to providing patient care to the
underserved populations of San Francisco. Most of the
patients that visit this clinic are challenged by low
literacy levels ,
language barriers,
homelessness, and
access (or lack thereof) to
affordable health
care. All of these
factors combined
are significant in
hindering a diabetic
patient's access to
proper foot care. In
April 2009, the
Diabetes Awareness
Program was implemented to tear down patient health
care barriers and to promote independent care-taking for
diabetic patients. These objectives were accomplished
by organizing diabetic screenings and emphasizing
diabetes education in San Francisco. Thanks to a grant
from the APMSA Corporate Advisory Board (CAB)
Service and Education Grant, the Diabetes Awareness
Program was also able to provide over 120 patients with
resources like diabetic socks and disposable
monofilaments.

To recognize this generous
contribution, the Diabetes
Awareness Program distributed
information about the APMSA's
CAB along with diabetic socks
and other essentials for diabetic
care. This project, along with a
list of the CAB sponsors, will be
presented in the next CSPM ENewsletter
Update, which
distributes to CSPM students,
faculty, and alumni.

Source: /files/publications/first_step_fall_2009b.pdf

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