Delaware Diabetes Coalition Co-sponsors Diabetes, Obesity Webinar on June 6

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The Delaware Diabetes Coalition is holding a free webinar designed to address obesity in the workplace.

The Delaware Diabetes Coalition is pleased to co-sponsor a webinar about the impact of diabetes and obesity in the workforce, scheduled for June 6 at 9:00 a.m. Other partnering sponsors are Delaware Health and Social Services, Delaware SHRM State Council, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health, and Novo Nordisk.

Diabetes and obesity are major health issues and cost drivers in the workforce and community in Delaware and the nation. Among U.S. adults, 37 million have diabetes and 96 million have prediabetes, at an annual combined cost of $403 billion. Among Delaware adults, 12% have diabetes and 13% have prediabetes, at an annual cost of $1.1 billion. Among U.S. and Delaware adults, 34% report having obesity. The nationwide cost of obesity, a condition associated with prediabetes, diabetes, and other health issues, is $173 billion. Addressing these conditions in the workforce is vital.

The program features subject matter experts and open discussion.

  1. Learn how addressing diabetes and obesity can improve workforce health, productivity and retention, and reduce costs.
  2. Gain insight and best practices from an employer case study.
  3. Access resources to take action to implement evidence-based programs and medical interventions.

Speakers include:

  • Kimberly Moore, MS, Health & Well-being Educator, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, and President, Delaware Diabetes Coalition
  • Stephanie Belinske, MPH, Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, Delaware Division of Public Health
  • Lydia Wang, PharmD, Medical Account Associate Director, Novo Nordisk
  • Neil Goldfarb, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
  • Dany Bourjolly Smith, Benefits Director, City of Wilmington

All are welcome to this free webinar. The program is approved for 1.25 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs). View the full agenda and register at

The Delaware Diabetes Coalition, Inc. (DDC) is a statewide nonprofit organization comprised of a network of healthcare organizations working together to improve the lives of all people in Delaware affected by diabetes through awareness, prevention, identification, dissemination of services and advocacy.

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