Founded in 1947, the Kentucky Council of Churches is one of the most representative and diverse councils of its kind in the United States. Representatives from 16 different conferences, dioceses, and districts from 11 different denominations and several independent and observer traditions form the council which meets throughout the year to consider matters of faith and common work.
HEALTHY CONGREGATIONS, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: WHO ARE WE?
Healthy Congregations, Healthy Communities (HC2) is an initiative of two non-profit organizations in Kentucky: The Kentucky Diabetes Network (KDN) and The Kentucky Council of Churches (KCC). Our purpose is to work with Kentucky’s faith organizations and engage them in activities and projects to improve the health of their congregations and communities.
The Kentucky Diabetes Network (KDN) is a non-profit, state tax exempt diabetes organization whose mission is to collaborate and advocate for the prevention, care, control, and cure of diabetes.
Kentucky Community Health Centers – Kentucky Community Health Centers (also referred to as Federally Qualified Health Centers, FQHC, or Section 330 Health Centers) provide primary medical care and receive funding from the federal government to help offset some of the cost of providing discounted medical care to low income, uninsured patients. Many of these centers also provide dental care.
Kentucky Diabetes Educators through AADE – Find a Kentucky Diabetes Educator by searching a location or map offered through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Kentucky Nationally Accredited Diabetes Education Programs through AADE – Find the nearest nationally Accredited Diabetes Education Program in Kentucky provided through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Kentucky Nationally Recognized Diabetes Education Programs through ADA – Find the nearest nationally Recognized Diabetes Education Program in Kentucky provided through the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Kentucky Nationally Recognized Diabetes Physician Providers through NCQA – Find the nearest nationally Recognized Diabetes Physician in Kentucky provided through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
National Diabetes Prevention Program (affiliated with CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program) – This program, affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, helps people with prediabetes lower their risk of developing diabetes. The program assists individuals by helping them reduce their body weight and participate in regular physical activity.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) – ADA was founded in 1940, to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Website www.diabetes.org includes numerous helpful resouces and information (phone 888 DIABETES). Louisville, KY Director, Helen Overfield, 161 St. Matthews Avenue, Suite 3, Louisville, KY 40207, 888-DIABETES ext. 3317; Lexington, KY Director, Lisa Edwards, P.O. Box 21903, Lexington, KY 40522, 888-DIABETES ext. 3327
CDC Diabetes Site – CDC’s Diabetes site offers information for the public and professionals about diabetes, including research, statistics, and educational publications.
How to Save Money on Diabetes Care- Diabetes can be expensive, from buying supplies to paying for prescriptions. And drug and device prices seem to keep going up.
There are ways to cut costs without cutting back on care—cheaper medicines that work as well as more expensive ones, supplies that cost less when you buy more, even free treatment through research studies. It takes time to learn about your options, but the payoff can be big.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – JDRF was founded in 1970 and has as its mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. KY contact: Meredith A. Gault, Executive Director, Kentuckiana Chapter, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 153 Thierman Lane, Louisville, KY 40207, Phone: (502) 485-9397 Fax: (502) 485-9591 Toll Free: (866) 485-9397 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentucky Diabetes Network (KDN) – KDN is a statewide partnership of Kentucky organizations, associations, and individuals who have a professional or personal connection with diabetes. KDN strives to improve the treatment and outcomes for Kentuckians with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and ultimately to prevent the onset of diabetes.
Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (KDPCP) – KDPCP is a population-based, public health initiative consisting of a network of state, regional and local health professionals whose mission is to reduce new cases of diabetes as well as the sickness, disability and death associated with diabetes and its complications.
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) – NDEP is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and includes over 200 partners at the federal, state, and local levels, working together to reduce the morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) associated with diabetes.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) – NIDDK conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health including diabetes, digestive disease and kidney disease.