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American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes. These changes include: eating healthy, getting more physical activity, and losing weight. How can American Diabetes Month make a difference? We can use this month to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy changes. Here are just a few ideas: Encourage people to make small changes, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Talk to people in your community about getting regular checkups. They can get their blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and ask the doctor about their diabetes risk. Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. How can I help spread the word? We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example: Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association To Sponsor The 7th Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress In Orlando

American Diabetes Association To Sponsor The 7th Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress In Orlando

Posted by Daniel Pyne on Monday, September 14, 2015 Leave a Comment The American Diabetes Association will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress taking place September 27 29 in Orlando, Florida. The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is dedicated to bring insurance and human resource professionals the latest information, trends and resources to help them excel. Through the use of real case studies, knowledgeable speakers and exciting events and summits, the EHBC is a conference you cant miss. Some of the exciting events happening this year include: Hosting the 100 Healthiest Employer Awards Ceremony (H100) Conference integration with the HR Professional Association and the International Luxury Hotel Association Conference-wide wearable device challenge Over $200,000 worth of wearables will be given away to attendees, along with other great prizes. The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. In collaboration with the Florida Department of Health, Division of Community Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, the Association is working to increase access to recognized Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change programs and increasing provider referrals to those programs. Increasing awareness of public health professionals about programs to treat prediabetes will result in fewer Floridians progressing to type 2 diabetes and its complications. About the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress The Employer Healthcare Continue reading >>

Workplace Checkup: Keeping Patients With Diabetes Employed And Safe On The Job

Workplace Checkup: Keeping Patients With Diabetes Employed And Safe On The Job

Fred is job hunting. Since being laid off 3 years ago as a result of the recession, he has worked in a series of temporary jobs that have kept food on his table but provided no health insurance, vacation, or other benefits. Fred is just like millions of other unemployed or underemployed people who desire a fulfilling job with fair pay. The only difference? Fred has diabetes. Because of this, Fred must find out about more than just the job duties, dress code, and pay structure of potential employers. He must also seek information about whether he will be able to manage his diabetes on the job and what policies potential employers have for hiring and accommodating workers with disabilities. Fred tries to get this information second-hand because he does not yet want to reveal his diabetes and risk lessening his chances of getting a job. Fred’s situation probably sounds familiar to many of the more than 18 million Americans who have been diagnosed and live with diabetes today.1 Employment provides many benefits to people with diabetes, not the least of which is the income necessary to afford diabetes supplies. Such benefits, in turn, allow workers to manage diabetes so they can remain healthy enough to work. But employment is not always trouble free for people with diabetes. Data show that lost productivity at work, absenteeism, and even early retirement contribute indirectly to the enormous costs (not only to individuals, but also to society) of diabetes.2 Just as damaging can be discrimination on the job because of diabetes. Diabetes discrimination comes in many forms and includes not only the failure to hire or promote a person because of diabetes, but also the failure to provide an employee the reasonable accommodations necessary to manage diabetes on the job, as well Continue reading >>

Nutrisystem News Room Nutrisystem Receives Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation From The American Diabetes Association

Nutrisystem News Room Nutrisystem Receives Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation From The American Diabetes Association

Nutrisystem Receives Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association Company Promotes Employee Health and Wellness and Encourages Adoption of Healthy Habits FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.( BUSINESS WIRE )Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI ), a leading provider of weight management products and services, today announced that it has received the Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Associations Wellness Lives HereSM initiative. We are honored to receive the Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association, said Nancy Adams, Vice President of Human Resources at Nutrisystem. It is our commitment at Nutrisystem to make the health and wellness of our employees a priority. Our healthy living initiatives educate employees and encourage adoption of healthy habits both for themselves and their families. To qualify for the Health Champion Designation, a company or organization must meet the healthy living criteria in three areas: Nutrition and Weight Management: Five of the 12 criteria options, such as offering healthy food choices, promoting nutritional information and providing healthy vending options. Physical Activity: Four of the nine criteria options, such as participating in the physical activity events of the ADA, facilitating walking or biking to work, and encouraging taking the stairs. Organizational Well-being: Having an organizational smoke-free policy and three more of the nine criteria options, such as having a designated wellness program coordinator, a wellness committee, or a contracted wellness company available to staff/members, and in Continue reading >>

Aarp And American Diabetes Association Launch The Let's Be Well Diabetes Box To Provide Health And Wellness Resources To People With Type 2 Diabetes

Aarp And American Diabetes Association Launch The Let's Be Well Diabetes Box To Provide Health And Wellness Resources To People With Type 2 Diabetes

AARP and American Diabetes Association Launch The Let's Be Well Diabetes Box to Provide Health and Wellness Resources to People with Type 2 Diabetes Curated Boxes Offer Practical and Useable Products and Information that Enable People with Diabetes to Develop and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle WASHINGTON, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --With one of every seven health care dollars being spent treating diabetes and its complications, diabetes is now considered the most expensive chronic condition in the U.S. To help support the millions of Americans living with diabetes, AARP and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have joined forces to provide a new offering for people with type 2 diabetes, the Let's Be Well Diabetes Box. The box includes everyday wellness resources for people with diabetes, and contains expertly chosen products and information that can help people take important steps toward effectively managing the onset of type 2 diabetes. While age is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, lifestyle choices are critically important in preventing, delaying or managing the condition. The Let's Be Well Diabetes Box delivers a blend of lifestyle products, resources and information to support the needs of individuals with diabetes. The boxes can be purchased by friends, family members, caregivers or people with diabetes, and is shipped directly to the recipient's doorstep. "Delivering innovative solutions that enable people to live their healthiest lives is a top priority for us at AARP, and this Let's Be Well collaboration with the ADA puts people's health and wellness at the forefront," said Andy Miller, senior VP of innovation and product development, AARP. "We know that people want to be empowered to take care of themselves, and they want to do so on their own Continue reading >>

Get To Know Geico, American Diabetes Association, Randstad, Andumuc

Get To Know Geico, American Diabetes Association, Randstad, Andumuc

Get to Know GEICO, American Diabetes Association, Randstad, andUMUC by Darren Cox in Career Advancement , Employer Spotlight , Events , Uncategorized and tagged Spotlight . On September 26, UMUCs Career Services team hosted more than 150 attendees both in-person and online during Septembers Recruiter Session that included representatives from GEICO, American Diabetes Association, Randstad and UMUC Human Resources. The event was hosted at the UMUC Academic Center in Largo and online. The event gave attendees information and insight into the various career opportunities and work culture within the private, staffing and non-profit sectors. The event began with an interactive industry panel discussion moderated by Harriet Smith, program chair for UMUCs Interdisciplinary Studies and Management department. Amongst the panelists were Peter Berlin, corporate recruiter for GEICO, Alki Thompson, recruiter with the American Diabetes Association, Kareemah Woodard, UMUC alumnus and director of Executive Consulting with Randstad, and Kelly Coleman, recruitment relationship manager with UMUC Human Resources. The panel shared information and insight about the culture within their respective agency and what to expect when applying for various career opportunities to include temporary, internships, and full-time positions. The session also included time for questions and answers from the attendees. We truly enjoyed the opportunity to inform, engage and network with the UMUC faculty, staff and students, said Woodard. We learned a lot as well about your stakeholders needs and how possibly Randstad can connect and collaborate with you all in the future. Shortly after the panel, the panelists engaged in speed networking with the in-person attendees allowing for additional questions and feed Continue reading >>

What Employers Can Do To Manage Type 2 Diabetes In The Workplace

What Employers Can Do To Manage Type 2 Diabetes In The Workplace

What employers can do to manage Type 2 diabetes in the workplace Its estimated that over 30 million Americans approximately 1 in 10 have diabetes. About 1.25 million have Type 1 Diabetes, and the remainder have Type 2. Of the 30 million with diabetes, over 7 million have yet to be diagnosed. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S., with over 300,000 death certificates citing the disease as an underlying or contributing cause. And more cases are on the way:1.5 million new diabetes diagnoses are made in the U.S. every year, and in 2015, 84.1 million Americans 18 and older had prediabetes. According to the Health Care Cost Institute ,the annual cost for diabetic care is significant: over $10,000 more per year than without the disease. For employers, employees and dependents, the annual costs continue to rise: $14,999 annually for people with diabetes; $4,305 annually for people without diabetes; $15,456 for children (018) with diabetes; $16,889 annually for pre-Medicare adults (5564) with diabetes; $1,922 annual out-of-pocket medical spending for people with diabetes; and $738 annual out-of-pocket medical spending for people without diabetes. In 2012, the annual cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. for employers amounted to $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced productivity.About 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes (86 million Americans), but 9 out of 10 are not even aware they have it. Prediabetics can develop the disease within five years. For most people, Type 2 diabetes occurs later in life, typically after age 40. But gestational diabetes can be a precursor for women to develop Type 2 diabetes after the birth of their child. While coverage for diabetes is included in virtually every employer-sponsored healt Continue reading >>

Disability And Hr: Tips On The Accommodation & Employment Of People With Disabilities

Disability And Hr: Tips On The Accommodation & Employment Of People With Disabilities

It was extenstively revised and updated in 2001 by Shereen Arent, National Director of Legal Advocacy, American Diabetes Association from the original, which was written in 1993 by Mary B. Dickson. It was reviewed for accuracy and timeliness in 2009 by Brian Dimick, Associate Director, Government Affairs and Advocacy, American Diabetes Association. Click heading to view text.| View Entire Article Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Nearly 24 million people in the United States have diabetes, which means that 7.8% of the United States population has the disease. Type 1 (formerly known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes) a disease in which the body produces very little or no insulin, often first diagnosed in children and young adults. People with type 1 diabetes must receive insulin from an outside source (typically through injections or use of an insulin pump) to stay alive. Type 1 diabetes accounts for 5 to 10 percent of all cases of diabetes diagnosed in the United States. In type 2 diabetes (formerly known as adult onset diabetes) the body retains the ability to make insulin, but cannot make enough to meet its needs because cells cannot recognize insulin or use it as effectively as in people without diabetes. Type 2 accounts for 90 to 95 percent of diabetes cases in the United States. Some people with type 2 (particularly in the early stages of the disease) can control their diabetes through diet and exercise. Others must take various types of oral medications, while still others use insulin, much as those with type 1 do. Diabetes causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to be too high. This is known Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Internship | Programs, Special Events And Fundraising | Birmingham, Al

American Diabetes Association Internship | Programs, Special Events And Fundraising | Birmingham, Al

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nations leading voluntary health agency dedicated to the fight against diabetes. Established in 1940, the organizations primary purpose was to support the medical and professional community. Today, the ADA is a nationally incorporated association dedicated to finding a cure and preventing the devastating consequences the disease has on nearly 30 million individuals with diabetes and 79 million people with pre-diabetes. Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: This position is based in the Birmingham, Al office and covers the states of Birmingham and Mississippi. Candidates will work directly with ADA staff and gain valuable skills while assisting with event promotion and planning, account recruitment and management, and volunteer outreach for the American Diabetes Association. Interns will focus efforts on the Associations key special event and mission delivery initiatives. This unpaid internship can provide school credit, portfolio- building experience, a flexible schedule, fun environment, and valuable experience in the non-profit, special events and fund development industries. Candidate must be energetic, a team player, results-oriented and dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals. This internship requires a candidate with confidence in interpersonal communication, comfort with phone cultivation and a passion for making a difference in the lives of people with and affected by diabetes. Continue reading >>

Conserve Supports American Diabetes Association

Conserve Supports American Diabetes Association

ConServe Supports American Diabetes Association Exclusive Route Sponsor for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Rochester, N.Y. The employees of Continental Service Group, Inc., d.b.a. ConServe, in conjunction with the company's "Matching Gift Program" made a generous contribution in October to support the efforts of the Rochester and Buffalo chapters of the American Diabetes Association. Through its Jeans for Charity, a program in which ConServe employees can elect to participate in monthly charitable donations in exchange for the option of wearing jeans to work, employees have the opportunity to "give back" to their local communities. Symbolizing ConServe's commitment to its corporate mission of improving the human condition, the Rochester, N.Y-based organization pledged to be an Exclusive Route Sponsor for the agency's recent Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event in order to help the ADA expand its outreach and impact. Nicole St. James, Manager of the American Diabetes Association's Fundraising & Special Events, shares the goal of the ADA is "to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes." She continues "in honor of the 29 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes and hundreds of local families that the American Diabetes Association helps, we are so excited to have ConServe support Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes as an Exclusive Route Sponsor". George Huyler, VP of Human Resources for ConServe, states that "ConServe is proud to partner with the American Diabetes Association as they serve and empower the community with a variety of educational programs, workshops and awareness campaigns for people living with the challenges of diabetes, as well as their friends and families." He adds "ConServe employees commit every day to doing Continue reading >>

Executive Director - Fundraising - Philadelphia Area

Executive Director - Fundraising - Philadelphia Area

Executive Director - Fundraising - Philadelphia Area Are you looking for a career opportunity that directly impacts the community you live in? How about an opportunity to have a rewarding career working for the premier voluntary health organization that supports people with type 1 & type 2 diabetes? Our employees like working at the American Diabetes Association because of our opportunities, inclusive environment, work-life balance, benefits and culture. When you join our dedicated team you will experience the gratification of knowing your work impacts the well-being of millions of people, both directly and indirectly, affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has an exciting opportunity for the position of Executive Director for the Philadelphia/Delaware/Harrisburg area. The successful candidate will bring knowledge of the market, possess the ability to expand ADAs sphere of influence and have demonstrated success in: staff development and leadership; volunteer recruitment and development; strategic planning; special event fund raising; program development; individual giving and stewardship; and corporate development. The Executive Director will be based out of our Bala Cynwyd, PA office, and will oversee and provide senior-level staff oversight of the Delaware, Harrisburg and the Philadelphia offices, including the management of staff and volunteers and the development and execution of community-based fundraising and service programs. The Executive Director will report to the Senior Vice President, Key Markets East Division. Develop and manage an annual budget of approximately $3.2 Million Recruit and engage local community and corporate volunteer leaders Develop and manage mission based community programs Raise awareness of diabetes and the mission of Continue reading >>

Human Resources Intern (unpaid) Job

Human Resources Intern (unpaid) Job

American Diabetes AssociationArlington, VA The American Diabetes Association is seeking a Human Resources (HR) Intern. This intern will serve as a member of the Associations Recruitment Team primarily focused on supporting our internal internship process in a variety of capacities. The ideal candidate for this position will have basic knowledge of company policies and procedures. They will need to regularly exercise discretion and judgment in their work. The candidate will work and be in contact with individuals both inside and outside the organization relaying information that is highly sensitive or confidential. Meet with Executive level employees in HR and other relevant departments Participate in Human Resources Lunch and Learns on a variety of HR topics Participate in enhancing internal internship processes and procedures Provides the Recruitment Team with support as it relates to the Associations internal internship process Updates HR department documents as needed and have posted for employees on the internal employee site Maintains job postings in the Taleo applicant tracking system for all internship positions Supports the internal internship process to include evaluation tracking, background check completion, new hire paperwork, data entry in Taleo and on-boarding/off-boarding candidates Supports information clearly to internal and external customers. Tracks relevant data points and maintains candidate files May assist in various analytical special projects within the Recruitment Team Serves as a contact to people inside and outside the company as it relates to the internal internship process Collaborates with various staff and departments in gathering information for special projects Commitment to a flexible work schedule of at least 15 hours per week during Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association

ADAs consolidation of operations triggers increased disaster recovery activity; insurance benefits of plan testing a secondary outcome Prompted by the threat of natural disasters and the elevated terrorism risk in the national capital area -- and to determine how prepared they are to protect life, limb and property -- the Alexandria, VA-based American Diabetes Association decided to test their recently completed business continuity plan. During the past year, more than 400,000 people contacted the American Diabetes Association, to seek support or direction regarding diabetes management. The Associations national call center, which fields all those questions, is located in the ADAs Washington, DC-area headquarters, along with many of the associations other activities, including membership, fundraising, and education activities. Consolidation has served the organization well, but the centralization of operations comes with increased risk to people and systems. We had begun to experience service outages through weather, power problems, etc., said Harold D. Sam Samorian, Jr., Managing Director of ADA Service Center. With the consolidation and concentration of our resources in the DC area, the impact of these disruptions was becoming significant and we felt that testing the plan was a necessary next step to ensuring that we could maintain our operations nationwide in the event of a disruption of any sort. We felt that we not only needed to have a plan, we had to test it and live it. We also found that, when we went to renew our insurance, the insurance companies now ask what weve done to protect our people and our systems do we have a plan and have we tested it, Samorian said. In addition, our volunteers ask us about data protection and our IT strategic plan. To structure a Continue reading >>

Working At American Diabetes Association: 132 Reviews | Indeed.com

Working At American Diabetes Association: 132 Reviews | Indeed.com

Productive and fun work place great co-workers hands on management. Data Entry Clerk(Current Employee) Alexandria, VA May 19, 2018 A typical day at American Diabetes Associations is ongoing at a medium steady pace. Receive and register invoices, forms, records and other documents for data capture, Input data into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools, Import and/or export data between different kinds of software, verify accuracy and completeness of data, Identify, label and organize electronic storage media, Maintain libraries of electronic storage media using strong math and English skills both writing and speaking while meeting monthly deadlines. I've learned many different transferable skills such as entering Individual/corporate demographics, financial information, and coded event information into organizations databases,how to prepare source data for computer entry by compiling and sorting information; establishing entry priorities. Processing customer and account source documents by reviewing data for deficiencies; resolving discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the team leader for resolution. Entering customer and account data by inputting alphabetic and numeric information on keyboard or optical scanner according to screen format. Maintained data entry requirements by following data program techniques and procedures. Verifies entered customer and account data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data; combining data from both systems when account information is incomplete; purging files to eliminate duplication of data. Tested more... customer and account system changes and upgrades by inputt Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association: Internship - Human Resources | Wayup

American Diabetes Association: Internship - Human Resources | Wayup

# Internship - Human Resources (unpaid) The AmericanDiabetes Associationis seeking a Human Resources (HR) Intern. This intern willserve as amember of the Associations Recruitment Team primarily focusedonsupporting our internal internship process in a variety of capacities.The idealcandidate for this position will have basic knowledge ofcompany policies andprocedures. They will need to regularlyexercisediscretion and judgment in their work. The candidate will work and beincontact with individuals both inside and outside the organizationrelayinginformation that is highly sensitive or confidential.**Internship Educational Opportunities:** * Meet with Executive levelemployees in HR and other relevantdepartments * Participate in HumanResources Lunch and Learns on a varietyof HR topics * Participate inenhancing internal internship processes andprocedures**Responsibilities:** * Provides the Recruitment Team with support as itrelates to the Associations internal internship process * Updates HRdepartment documents as needed and have posted for employees on theinternal employee site * Maintains job postings in the Taleo applicanttracking system for all internship positions * Supports the internalinternship process to include evaluation tracking, background checkcompletion, new hire paperwork, data entry in Taleo andon-boarding/off-boarding candidates * Supports information clearly tointernal and external customers. * Tracks relevant data points andmaintains candidate files * May assist in various analytical specialprojects within the Recruitment Team * Serves as a contact to peopleinside and outside the company as it relates to the internal internshipprocess * Collaborates with various staff and departments in gatheringinformation for special projects **Skills andAbilities Requi Continue reading >>

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