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Arizona Reviews a Rural, U.S.-México Collaborative Model to Prevent and Treat Diabetes

The Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!) System of Diabetes Prevention and Care Consortium is a multi-sector partnership to establish an integrated diabetes system of care in Santa Cruz County, Arizona on the U.S.-Mexico border. Major outcomes include improved healthy eating and active living knowledge and behaviors and lowered HbA1c.

Researchers from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Ms. Susan Kunz, chief of program development at Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales, AZ, reviewed the program. Their findings are published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

The Vivir Mejor! Consortium: A Rural, US-México Collaborative Model to Prevent and Treat Diabetes.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, published November 2016.

Link:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27818411