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NMA Diabetes Education Program

   

 

The Problem

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institute of Health (NIH), 23.6 million people in the United States , or 7.8% of the population, have diabetes. An estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed; unfortunately 5.7 million people are undiagnosed. For African Americans, approximately 3.7 million ages 20 years and older (or 14.7%) have diabetes, with one-third being undiagnosed.  Regarding risk, African Americans are 1.8 times as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites of the same age.  Likewise, they are more likely to experience complications, such as kidney disease and amputations, compared to non-Hispanic white counterparts with diabetes.  Death rates for those with diabetes are 27 percent higher in African Americans compared to whites.

The Proposed Solution

 Overview of the Diabetes Program

In response to these data, the National Medical Association (NMA) successfully competed for a five-year cooperative agreement—beginning in February 2005—with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement this diabetes education program as a National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) partner. To learn more about NDEP, click here.  The NMA Diabetes Education Program will engage in a number of educational activities targeting the general public, patients with type 2 diabetes, and physicians.

NMA Diabetes Education Program

 Goal of the Program

 The NMA Diabetes Outreach and Education Program will increase awareness about diabetes in the general public and improve treatment outcome of the patients of selected NMA physicians. 

Hence, the collective effort of this project will contribute to decreasing the numbers of those diagnosed with the disease.  The goal of the NMA program is consistent with that of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) to reduce illnesses and deaths associated with diabetes and its complications.

Objectives of the Program

  1. Form at least six community coalitions, lead by NMA society affiliates
  2. Conduct community outreach and education.
  3. Educate diabetes patients.
  4. Educate NMA physicians.

 

The NMA Diabetes Education Program will increase awareness about diabetes in the general public and improve treatment outcome of the patients of selected NMA physicians. Effectively implementing this program will strengthen the capacity of NMA to reduce the disproportionate burden of diabetes among African Americans. 

 

 

 

November 6, 2009

STATE-BASED PROGRAMS TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF DIABETES

September 2009

 

Alabama

Director

LaMont Pack, MPA

Alabama Department of Public Health

RSA Tower, Suite 976

201 Monroe Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

(334) 206-2062 phone

(334) 206-5609 fax

Lamont.pack@adph.state.al.us

 Alaska

Director

Kathy Allely, MPH, MS

Section Chief

Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

3601 C Street, Suite 722

Anchorage, Alaska 99503

(907) 269-8032 phone

(907) 269-5446 fax

kathy.allely@alaska.gov

Alaska

Program Manager

Barbara Stillwater, RN, PhD

Alaska Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Alaska Division of Public Health

Section of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health

  Promotion

3601 C Street, Suite 722

Anchorage, Alaska  99503

(907) 269-8035 phone

(907) 269-5446 fax

Barbara.stillwater@alaska.gov

 Arizona

Director

Veronica Perez, MPH

Director of Chronic Disease

Arizona Department of Health Services

Div. of Public Health Services

Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease

150 N. 18th Ave., Suite 310

Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3242

(602) 364-0841 phone

(602) 364-0844 fax

Veronica.perez@azdhs.gov

www.betobaccofree.org

Arizona

Program Manager/Coordinator

Patricia Herrmann, MS, RD

Bureau of  Tobacco & Chronic Disease

Arizona Department of Health Services

150 N. 18th Ave, Suite 310

Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3242

(602) 542-2758 phone

(602) 542-0512 fax

herrmap@azdhs.gov

Arizona

 Community Program Coordinator

Carmen Ramirez, BA, BS

ADHS/Diabetes Prevention & Control Pgm.

150 North 18th Ave., Suite 310

Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3242

(602) 542-8261 phone

(602) 542-0512 fax

ramirec@azdhs.gov 

Arkansas

Acting Director/Section Chief

Bonnie J. Bradley, MPH, RD, LD

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W. Markham, Slot H6

Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-1437

(501) 661-22093 phone

(501) 661-2070 fax 

California

Director

Dean Schillinger, MD

California Department of Public Health

California Diabetes Program, Suite 74.420

MS 7211

P.O. Box 997377

Sacramento, California 95899-7377

Fed Ex:

1616 Capitol Avenue, Suite 74.420, MS 7211

Sacramento, California 95814

(916) 552-9888 phone

(916) 552 9988 fax

dschillinger@medsfgh.ucsf.edu

California

Coordinator

Susan Lopez-Payan, BA

California Department of Public Health

California Diabetes Program, Suite 74.420

MS 7211

P.O. Box 997377

Sacramento, California 95899-7377

Fed Ex:

1616 Capitol Avenue, Suite 74.420, MS 7211

Sacramento, California 95814

(916) 552-9942 phone

(916) 552 9988 fax

Susan.Lopez-Payan@cdph.ca.gov

 Colorado

Director

Michelle Hansen, MS, RD, CDE

Diabetes Program Manager

PSD-CD-A5

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South

Denver, Colorado 80246-1530

(303) 692-2577 phone

(303) 691-7900 fax

Michelle.hansen@state.co.us

 Connecticut                                                                                                                                                                                      

Director

Valerie J. Fisher, RN, MS, CDN, CCM

Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Pgm.

Diabetes Prevention & Control  Program

Connecticut Department of Public Health

410 Capitol Avenue MS# 11APV

Hartford, Connecticut 06134-0208

(860) 509-8110 phone

(806) 509-7855 fax

valerie.fisher@ct.gov

 Connecticut 

Coordinator                            

Cindy Kozak, RD, MPH, CDE

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Connecticut Department of  Public Health

410 Capitol Avenue, MS-11APV

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, Connecticut 06134

(860) 509-7737 phone

(860) 509-7855 fax

cindy.kozak@po.state.ct.us

 Delaware

Director

Don Post, AS

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Thomas Collins Bldg, Suite 10

540 S. Dupont Hwy.

Dover, Delaware 19901

(302) 744-1039 phone

(302) 739-2544 fax

Donald.post@state.de.us

Delaware

Coordinator

Beverly Cannon, BS

Thomas Collins Bldg, Suite 10

540 S. Dupont Hwy.

Dover, Delaware 19901

(302) 744-1020 phone

(302) 739-2544 fax

beverly.cannon@state.de.us

 District of Columbia

Coordinator

James Copeland, M.H.S.

825 N. Capital Street, NE, 3rd Floor

Washington, D.C. 20002

(202) 442-5902 phone

(202) 442-4826 fax

james.copeland@dc.gov

 Florida

Director

Trina Thompson, M.A.

Florida Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-18

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1744

(850) 245-4367 Phone

(850) 245-4391 fax

Trina_Thompson@doh.state.fl.us

Florida

Coordinator

Sarah Cawthon, BS

Florida Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-18

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1744

(850) 245-4444 ext. 2841 phone

(850) 245-4391 fax

Sarah_Cawthon@doh.state.fl.us

Georgia

Director

Clem Jeffers, MBA

Office of Healthy Behavior

2 Peachtree Street, Suite 16-292

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

(404) 657-6637 phone

(404) 657-4338 fax

cejeffers@dhr.state.ga.us

 Hawaii                                   

Director

Sandi Chang, BSN

Hawaii State Department of Health

Diabetes & Chronic Disabling Disease Section

601 Kamokila Rd., Room 344

Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

(808) 692-7482 phone

(808) 692-7461 fax

sandra.chang@doh.hawaii.gov

Hawaii

Coordinator

Valerie Ah Cook, MPH

Hawaii State Department of Health

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

601 Kamokila Blvd., Room 344

Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

(808) 692-7468 phone

(808) 692-7461 fax

valerie.ahcook@doh.hawaii.gov

 Idaho

Director

Elke Shaw-Tulloch, MHS

Chief, Bureau of Community & Environmental      Health

Division of Health

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

450 West State Street, 6th Floor

P.O. Box 83720-0036

Boise, Idaho 83720-0036

(208) 334-5950 phone

(208) 334-6573 fax

Shawe@dhw.idaho.gov

Idaho

Coordinator

Mimi Hartman-Cunningham, MA, RD, CDE

Bureau of Community & Environmental Health

Division of Health

450 West State Street, 6th Floor

Boise, Idaho 83720-0036

(208) 334-4928 phone

(208) 334-6573 fax

hartmanm@dhw.Idaho.gov

Illinois

Director

Penny Roth, MS, RD/LDN

Division of Community Health & Prevention

535 West Jefferson, 3rd Floor

Springfield, Illinois 62702-5058

(217) 782-2166 phone

(217) 785-5247 fax

Penny.Roth@Illinois.gov

Illinois

Coordinator

Cheryl A. Metheny, MS, RD, CDE, CLC

Illinois Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Department of Human Services

102 E De Young

Marion, Illinois 62959

(618) 993-7493 phone

(618) 998-9145 fax

Cheryl.Metheny@Illinois.gov

 Indiana

Director

Laura Heinrich, R.D., C.D.

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Indiana State Department of Health

2 North Meridian Street, 6B

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

(317) 233-7449 phone

(317) 233-7127 fax

ltheinri@isdh.in.gov

Indiana

Coordinator

Sarah V. Strawbridge, BS, CHES

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Indiana State Department of Health

2 North Meridian Street, 6B

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

(317) 233-7371 phone

(317) 233-7127 fax

sstrawbridge@isdh.IN.gov

Iowa

Director

Jill Myers Geadelmann, BS, RN

Iowa Department of Public Health

Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Lucas State Office Building

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075

(515) 242-6067 phone

(515) 281-6475 fax

jgeadelm@idph.state.ia.us

Iowa

Coordinator

Laurene Hendricks

Iowa Department of Public Health

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Lucas State Office Building

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

(515) 242-6204 phone

(515) 281-6475 fax

lhendric@idph.state.ia.us

 Kansas

Director

Paula F. Clayton, MS, RD

Curtis State Office Building

1000  SW Jackson, Suite 230

Topeka, Kansas 66612-1274

(785) 296-8916 phone

(785) 296-8059 fax

PClayton@kdheks.gov

Kansas

Coordinator

Kate Watson, MA, MPA

Curtis State Office Building

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 230

Topeka, Kansas 66612-1274

(785) 291-3739 phone

(785) 296-8059 fax

kwatson@kdeks.gov

Kansas

Marti Macchi, M.Ed.

Director of Special Studies

Office of Health Promotion

Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 230

Topeka, Kansas 66612-1274

(785) 291-3743 pone

(785) 296-8059 fax

MMacchi@kdheks.gov

 Kentucky

Director

Regina R. Washington, DrPH

Kentucky Department for Public Health

Division of Prevention & Quality Improvement

275 East Main Street, HS2W-E

Frankfort, Kentucky 40621-0001

(502) 564-3527, ext 3561 phone

(502) 564-2626 fax

regina.washington@ky.gov

Kentucky

Coordinator

Theresa A. Renn, RN, BSN, CDE

Kentucky Department for Public Health

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

275 East Main Street, HS2W-E

Frankfort, Kentucky 40621-0001

(502) 564-7996, ext. 3818 phone

(502) 564-4667 fax                                

theresa.renn@ky.gov

 Louisiana

Director

Natasha McCoy, MPH

Louisiana Dept. of Health & Hospitals

Bienville Building

628 North 4th Street

P.O. Box 3118, Bin #15

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3118

(225) 342-2663 phone

(225) 342-2652 fax

NMcCoy@dhh.la.gov

Louisiana

Coordinator

Camille Turner

Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

Bienville Building

628 North 4th Street

P.O. Box 3118, Bin #15

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3118

 (225) 342-9311 phone

(225) 342-2652 fax

CTurner@dhh.la.gov

Maine

Director

VACANT

Program Manager

Maine CDC’s Cardiovascular Hlth Pgm &

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Key Plaza 5th Floor

286 Water St. 11 SHS

Augusta, Maine 04333-011

(207) 287-2906 phone

(207) 287-7213

 Maine

Coordinator

Lucinda Hale, MS, RD, CDE

Key Plaza – 5st Floor

286 Water Street, 11 SHS

Augusta, Maine  04333-0011

(207) 287-2907 phone

(207) 287-7213 fax

Lucinda.a.hale@maine.gov

 Maryland

Director

Audrey S. Regan, Ph.D.

Chronic Disease Prevention

Family Health Admin

201 West Preston Street, Third floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

(410) 767-3431 phone

(410) 333-7411 fax

aregan@dhmh.state.md.us

Maryland

Coordinator

Dwana Calhoun

Chronic Disease Prevention

Family Health Admin

201 West Preston Street, Third floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

(410) 767-3431 phone

(410) 333-7411 fax

dcalhoun@dhmh.state.md.us

 Massachusetts

Director

Terri Mendoza, MS, RD, LDN

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

250 Washington Street - 4th Floor

Boston, Massachusetts 02108-4619

(617) 624-5486 phone

(617) 624-5075 fax

terri.mendoza@state.ma.us

Massachusetts

Coordinator

Sokmeakara (Kara) Chiev

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

250 Washington Street – 4th Floor

Boston, Massachusetts 02108-4619

(617) 624-5429 phone

(617) 624-5075 fax

Sokmeakara.chiev@state.ma.us

Michigan 

Director

Richard Wimberley, M.P.A.

Michigan Department of Community Health

Washington Square Building, 7th Floor

109 Michigan Avenue

Lansing, Michigan 48913

(517) 335-8369 phone

(517) 335-9461 fax

Wimberleyr@michgan.gov

Michigan

Coordinator

Dan Diepenhorst, MSW

Washington Square Building, 7th Floor

109 Michigan Avenue

Lansing, Michigan 48913

(517) 335-9462 phone

(517) 335-9461 fax

DiepenhorstD@michigan.gov

 Minnesota 

Director

Donald B. Bishop, Ph.D.

Minnesota Department of Health

Center for Health Promotion

P.O. Box 64882

St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0882

(651) 201-5402 phone

(651) 201-5800 fax

don.bishop@state.mn.us

Minnesota

Coordinator

Gretchen Taylor, MPH, RD

Minnesota Department of Health

Center for Health Promotion

P.O. Box 64882

St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0882

(651) 201-5390 phone

(651) 201-5800 fax

gretchen.taylor@state.mn.us

 Mississippi                              

Director

Bettye J. Daniel, MSHyg., MPM

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Mississippi Department of Health                                                                                                                                                                                                    

570 East Woodrow Wilson Ave.             

Jackson, Mississippi  39215

(601) 576-7781 phone

(601) 576-7444 fax

Bettye.daniel@msdh.state.ms.us

Mississippi

Coordinator

Bernadette Parks, MBA

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Mississippi Department of Health

570 E Woodrow Wilson Ave.

P.O. Box 1700

Jackson, Mississippi 39215 - 1700

(601) 576-7781 phone

(601) 576-7444 fax

Bernadette.parks@msdh.state.ms.us

Missouri

Bureau Chief/Director

Belinda K. Heimericks, MS (N) RN

Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services

Unit of Cancer & Chronic Disease Control

920 Wildwood Drive, P.O. Box 570

Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570

(573) 751-8840 phone

(573) 522-2860 fax

BelindaK.Heimericks@dhhs.mo.gov

Missouri

Coordinator

Glenn W. Studebaker, Jr., BS

Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

920 Wildwood Drive, P.O. Box 570

Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570

(573) 522-2875 phone

(573) 522-2898 fax

Glenn.Studebaker@dhss.mo.gov

 Montana

Director

Mark Niebylski, PhD, MBA, MS

Montana Dept. of Public Hlth & Human Services

1400 Broadway, Cogswell Building, Rm C-314

P.O. Box 202951

Helena, Montana 59620-2951

(406) 444-7362 phone

(406) 444-7465 fax

mniebylski@mt.gov

Montana

Coordinator

Karl Vanderwood, MPH

Montana Dept. of Public hlth & Human Ser.

1400 Broadway, Cogswell Bldg., Rm C-314

P. O. Box 202951

(406) 444-0653 phone

(406) 444-7465 fax

KVanderwood@mt.gov

 Nebraska

Director

Dan Cillessen, MSW

Nebraska Dept.  of Health & Human Services

Administrator, Office of Public Hlth Prom Unit

301 Centennial Mall South

P.O. Box 95026

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026

(402) 471-9270 phone

(402) 471-6446 fax

dan.cillessen@nebraska.gov

Nebraska

Coordinator

Kathy Goddard, RD, LMNT, CDE

Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services

Office of Public Health Promotion Unit

301 Centennial Mall South

P.O. Box 95026

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026

(402) 471-0194 phone

(402) 471-6446 fax

Kathy.goddard@nebraska.gov

Nevada

Interim Program Manager/Coordinator

Tami M. Chartraw, MPA: HA

Bureau of Community Health

4150 Technology Way, Suite 101

Carson City, Nevada 89706-2028

(775) 684-432 phone

(775) 684-5998 fax

 New Hampshire

Director/Coordinator

Kathy Berman, MPH

Manager, NH Diabetes Education Program

Division of Public Health Services

NH Dept. of Health & Human Services

29 Hazen Drive

Concord, New Hampshire 03301-6527

(603) 271-5172 phone

(603) 271-5199 fax

kberman@dhhs.state.nh.us

 New Jersey

Director

Doreleena Sammons-Posey, S.M.

New Jersey Dept. of Health & Senior Services

Family Health Services

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Services

50 East State Street, 6th floor, P.O. Box 364

Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0364

(609) 292-8540 phone

(609) 292-9288 fax

Doreleena.Sammons-Posey@doh.state.nj.us

New Jersey

Program Manager

Nuris Rodriguez, MSW

New Jersey Dept. of Health & Senior Services

Family Health Services

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Services

50 East State Street, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 364

Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0364

(609) 984-6137 phone

(609) 292-9288 fax

Nuris.rodriguez@doh.state.nj.us

New Jersey

Acting Coordinator

Henry P. Sherel, MPH, MS

Wellness & Chronic Disease Prev. Pgm.

50 East State Street, P.O. Box 364

Trenton, New Jersey 08625

(609) 984-6137 phone

(609) 292-9288 fax

Henry.sherel@doh.state.nj.us

 New Mexico

Director

David Vigil, MBA

Bureau Chief, Chronic Disease Bureau

NM Department of Health

Chronic Disease Bureau

5301Central Avenue, NE, Suite 800

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108

(505) 841-5836 phone

(505) 841-5865 fax

david.vigil1@state.nm.us

New Mexico 

Coordinator

Judith Gabriele, MPH

NM Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

810 West San Mateo Road, Suite 200E

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

(505) 476-7613 phone

(505) 476-7622 fax

Judith.gabriele@state.nm.us

 New York

Director/Coordinator

Maureen Spence, MS, RD, CDN

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

New York State Department of Health

Riverview Center, 3rd Floor West

150 Broadway

Albany, New York 12204

(518) 408-5098 phone

(518) 474-3356 fax

mms07@health.state.ny.us

 North Carolina

Director/Branch Head

Christopher Bryant, M.Ed

Department of Health & Human Services

Division of Public Health

Diabetes Prevention & Control

Mail Service Center 1915

Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1915

(919) 707-5343 phone

(919) 870-4801 fax

Christopher.Bryant@ncmail.net

 North Dakota

Director/Coordinator

Sherri L. Paxon, MSPH, MT (ASCP) BB

North Dakota Department of Health

Division of Chronic Disease

600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301

Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0200

(701) 328-2698 phone

(701) 328-2036 fax

spaxon@nd.gov

 Ohio

Director/Coordinator

Thomas Joyce, MA

Ohio Department of Health

Diabetes Unit, 8th Floor

246 North High Street

Columbus, Ohio  43266-0588

(614) 466-2144 phone

(614) 644-7740 fax

Thomas.joyce@odh.ohio.gov

 Oklahoma              

Director

Darrell Eberly, MPH

Oklahoma State Department of Health

Chronic Disease Service

1000 NE 10th Street

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117-1299

(405) 271-4072 phone

(405) 271-6315 fax

DarrellE@health.ok.gov

Oregon 

Acting Chronic Disease Manager

Luci Longoria, MPH

Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prev.

Oregon DHS, Public Health Division

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 730

Portland, Oregon 97232

(971) 673-0984 phone

(971) 673-0994 fax

luci.longoria@state.or.us

Oregon

Director

Jane M. Moore, Ph.D., RD

Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention

Oregon DHS, Public Health Division

800 NE Oregon St., Suite 730

Portland, Oregon 97232-2162

(971) 673-0984 phone

(971) 673-0994 fax

jane.m.moore@state.or.us

 Oregon

Coordinator

Jacqueline M. Villnave, MPH

Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention

Oregon DHS, Public Health Division

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 730

Portland, Oregon  97232-2162

(971) 673-0984 phone

(971) 673-0994 fax

jacqueline.m.villnave@state.or.us

 Pennsylvania

Director

Serina Gaston

Division of Nutrition & Physical Activity

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Room 1000, Health & Welfare Building

625 Forster Streets

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-0701

(717) 787-5876 phone

(717) 425-5373fax

sgaston@state.pa.us

Pennsylvania

Coordinator

Jan Miller, MA

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Room 1000, Health & Welfare Building

625 Forster Streets

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17120-0701

(717) 346-3977 phone

(717) 425-5373 fax

janmille@state.pa.us

Pennsylvania

Co-Coordinator

Tiffany Bransteitter, MSW

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Pennsylvania Dept. of Health

Room 1000, Health & Welfare Building

625 Forster Streets

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-0701

(717) 787-5876 phone

(717) 425-5373 fax

tistrickle@state.pa.us

Puerto Rico

Director

Olga A. Cruz Roman, Dr.

Puerto Rico Department of Health

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

P.O. Box 70184

San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-8184

(787) 977-2133 phone

(787) 977-2138 fax

olcruz@salud.gov.pr

Puerto Rico

Coordinator

Leonardo Perez Rivera, MPHE

Puerto Rico Department of Health

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

P.O. Box 70184

San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-8184

(787) 960-5957: (787) 977-2157 phone

(787) 977-2138 fax

(787) 632-3826 cellular

leperez@salud.gov.pr

 Rhode Island

Director

Dona Goldman, RN, MPH

Rhode Island Department of Health

3 Capitol Hill, Room 409

Providence, Rhode Island 02908

(401) 222-6957 phone

(401) 222-4415 fax

donag@doh.state.ri.us

Rhode Island

Coordinator

Marilyn Moy, BSN, RN, MSW

3 Capitol Hill,

Providence, Rhode Island 02908

(401) 222-5116 phone

(401) 222-4415 fax

Marilyn.Moy@health.ri.gov

 South Carolina

Director

Michael D. Byrd, PhD, MPH

Bureau of Comm. Hlth & Chronic Disease Prev.

2600 Bull Street

Columbia, South Carolina 29201

(803) 545-4481 phone

(803) 545-4921 fax

byrdmd@dhec.sc.gov

South Carolina

Coordinator

Rhonda L. Hill, PhD, CHES

Bureau of Comm. Hlth & Chronic Disease Prev.

1800 St. Julian Place

Columbia, South Carolina 29204

(803) 545-4469 phone

(803) 545-4503 fax

hillrl@dhec.sc.gov

 South Dakota

Director

Jane Hanson, RN

South Dakota Department of Health

615 East 4th Street

Pierre, South Dakota 57501-1700

(605) 773-6744 phone 

(605) 734-4552 fax

Jane.Hanson@state.sd.us

 South Dakota

Coordinator

Colette Hesla, RN

South Dakota Department of Health

615 East 4th Street

Pierre, South Dakota   57501-1700

(605) 773-7046 phone

(605) 773-5509 fax

Colette.hesla@state.sd.us

 Tennessee

Director

Daniel Mitchell, B.S.

Diabetes Prevention & Control Pgm.

 Cordell Hull Building, 6th Floor

425 5th Avenue North

Nashville, Tennessee 37243-5210

(615) 741-5379 phone

(615) 532-8478 fax

Daniel.mitchell@tn.gov

Tennessee

Coordinator

VACANT

Tennessee Department of Health

Cordell Hull Building, 6th Floor

425 5th Avenue North

Nashville, Tennessee 37243-5210

(615) 741-0394 phone

(615) 532-8478 fax

 Texas

Director

Cassandra DeLeon

Texas Department of State Health Services

MC 1965, P.O. Box 149347

Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Overnight mail:FedEx, UPS, etc.

1100 West 49th Street

Austin, Texas 78756-3199

(512) 458-7490 phone

(512) 458-7404 fax

Cassandra.Deleon@dshs.state.tx.us

Texas

Coordinator

Carol Filer, MS, RD, LD

Texas Department of State Health Services

MC 1965, P.O. Box 149347

Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Overnight mail: FedEx, UPS, etc.

1100 West 49th Street

Austin, Texas 78756

(512) 458-7490 phone

(512) 458-7408 fax

Carol.Filer@dshs.state.tx.us

 Utah

Director                 

Richard Bullough, Ph.D.

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Utah Department of Health

P.O. Box 142107

Salt Lake City, Utah  84114-2107

(801) 538-9291 phone

(801)  538-9495 fax

rbullough@Utah.gov

 Vermont

Director/Coordinator

Robin Edelman, MS, RD, CDE

Diabetes Program Administrator

108 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 70

Burlington, Vermont 05402-0070

(802) 865-7708 phone

(802) 651-1634 fax

redelma@vdh.state.vt.us

 Virginia

Director

Ann Forburger, MS

Division of Chronic Disease Prevention & Control

Virginia Department of Health

109 Governor Street, 10th Floor

Richmond, Virginia  23219

(804) 864-7871 phone

(804) 864-7880 fax

Ann.forburger@vdh.virginia.gov

Virginia

Coordinator

Nancy Pribble, RD

Division of Chronic Disease Prevention & Control

109 Governor Street, 10th Floor

Richmond, Virginia  23219

(804) 864-7872 phone

(804) 864-7880 fax

nancy.pribble@vdh.virginia.gov

 Virgin Islands

Director

Anne L. Thurland, MPH, CHES

Director, Bureau of Health Education

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Virgin Islands Department of Health

Charles Harwood Complex

3500 Estate Richmond

Christiansted, Virgin Islands 00820-4370

(340) 773-1311, ext 3145 phone

(340) 773-8354 fax

Anne.Thurland@usvi-doh.org

Virgin Islands

Project Manager

Sandra I. Charles, AS

Virgin Islands Department of Health

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

3500 Estate Richmond

Charles Harwood Complex

Christiansted, Virgin Islands 00820-4370

(340) 773-1311, ext. 3144 phone

(340) 773-8354 fax

sandra.charles@usvi-doh.org

 Washington 

Director

Jan Norman, RD, CDE

Director, Chronic Disease and Prevention Unit

Physical Add: 111 Israel Rd. SE,

Tumwater, Washington  98501

Mailing Add: P.O. Box 47855 MS 7855

Olympia, Washington 98504-7855

(360) 236-3686 phone

(360) 236-3708 fax

jan.norman@doh.wa.gov

Washington 

Coordinator

Marcelle Thurston, MS, RD, CDE

Diabetes Prevention and Control Pgm. Manager

Washington State Department of Health

Physical Addr: 111 Israel Rd. SE, Box 47855

Olympia, Washington  98501

(360) 236-3799 phone

(360) 236- 3708 fax

Marcelle.Thurston@doh.wa.gov

 West Virginia

Director

Joseph L. Barker, M.P.A.

Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

350 Capitol Street, Room 206

Charleston, West Virginia  25301-3717

(304) 558-7078 phone

(304) 558-1553 fax

Joseph.L.Barker@wv.gov

West Virginia

Coordinator/Program Manager

Gina Wood, RD, LD

Bureau for Public Health

Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

350 Capitol Street, Room 206

Charleston, West Virginia  25301-3717

(304) 558-1702 phone

(304) 558-1553 fax                                

gina.l.wood@wv.gov

 Wisconsin

Director/Coordinator

Leah Ludlum, RN, BSN, CDE

Wisconsin Diabetes Prev & Control Program

1 West Wilson Street

P.O. Box 2659

Madison, Wisconsin  53701

(608) 261-9422 phone

(608) 266-8925 fax

Leah.Ludlum@dhs.wisconsin.gov

 Wyoming

Coordinator

Star Morrison, MS, RD

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Preventive Health & Safety Division

Wyoming Department of Health

6101 Yellowstone Road, Room 259 A

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

(307) 777-3579 phone

(307) 777-8604 fax

star.morrison@health.wyo.gov