* Project Saving Soles: Community outreach mission dedicated to providing quality, holistic, comprehensive foot care. (c)
* Your Change for a Better Lifestyle: A diabetes prevention program specifically designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who have not already been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
* Diabetes Support Group: Education and group fellowship in an innovative approach to better understand the emotional, social, and viable aspects of diabetes. Monthly meetings offers educational resources, coping approaches tips, encouragement, group outings, and occasional guest speakers.
* Nutrition for Wellness: Initiative dedicated to promoting healthy opportunities in the areas of diabetes meal-planning and nutrition. This program aids portions of the population whose adequate food supply is limited by a lack of financial resources. (c)
* Holistic Health: Initiative dedicated to accentuating the bond of mind, body, and spirit through an ancient approach to health and wellness that appraises the whole person and how he or she interacts with their environment to gain proper balance in life. (c)
* Mobile Smoothie Bar: Offering a unique, yet fun and engaging experience of increasing diabetes education, while dishing up delicious, healthy fresh smoothie treats. (c)
* Corporate Health and Wellness Program: Initiative dedicated to improving the health and well-being of employees in the corporate world; through health indoctrination and group activities that reinforce positive lifestyle changes as a result of better workforce morale, efficiency and healthcare cost reduction. (c)
* Men's Health Initiative: Analysis approach conveying and fostering prominent education, community outreach and research to eliminate and impede health disparities impacting minority men diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
* Dance Away Diabetes: Fitness program using Zumba, a trademark exercise fitness program involving dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. (c)
* Family Ties: Genealogy-extensive strategy of offering a distinctive, fun, and engaging experience of increasing awareness at family reunions. This program specifically addresses the genetic likelihood of developing the Type-2 disease. (c)
* Caregiver Educational Program: Education program offering assessments, education, awareness and resources for caregivers to help better serve and care for their patients and/or clients with long-term diabetes complications.
* Step-by-Step Walking Club: Group fellowship motivating, inspiring and engaging metro Atlanta neighborhoods in active and healthy walking.
* Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP): Education curriculum designed to help people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, relatives and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care.
"Today, diabetes is now epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association and other national healthcare leaders." -Tim Holden- Member of the U.S. House of Representatives-Pennsylvania
Millions are living with diabetes mellitus. Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation Inc. is conscious of the growing needs of those affected by diabetes in the state of Georgia. We are devoted to adapting the foundation to successfully meet the emerging needs of the community and people we serve. Our mission and purpose provide comprehensive access to health care and social services to populations at high-risk for developing diabetes, and its complications. Our specific core programs are: