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Report
Government Affairs and Advocacy
2015 Update and Priorities
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4 General
Advocacy Goals
MISSION:
To Prevent and Cure Diabetes
and Improve the Lives of All
People Affected by Diabetes
1. Increase federal and state funding for
diabetes prevention, treatment and research
2. Prevent diabetes
3. Improve the availability of accessible,
adequate and affordable health care
4. Eliminate discrimination against people with
diabetes
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2014
Victories
Increase federal funding- diabetes research & programs:
– Added $51 million in FY2014 and $5.4 million in FY2015 to
funding for diabetes research at the National Institute of
Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
– Increased funding at the Center for Disease Control’s
Division of Diabetes Translation by $76 million, a 125%
increase
– Provided $20 million over FY2014 and 2015 for the National
Diabetes Prevention Program
– Reauthorized the Special Diabetes Program providing $300
million, half for research on type 1 diabetes and half for
programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities
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2014
Victories
Expanded Success in the Safe at School Campaign
• 5 more states (Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, and
North Dakota) meet the key tenets of the Association’s Safe at
School campaign by providing access to insulin and glucagon
and appropriate diabetes self-management.
• 4 other states strengthened their school laws and policies.
• 27 states now meet the main tenets of the Safe at School
campaign, an increase of 12 states in the last 3 years.
• A landmark joint statement from the ADA, the American
Nurses Association, its California affiliate, and the California
School Nurses Organization states it is a safe and effective
practice for unlicensed school personnel to be trained to
administer insulin and other diabetes medications when such
care is permitted by a physician’s order.
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2014
Victories
Focused Advocacy Efforts on Those at High Risk
• Created new Diabetes Disparities Action Council to address
unique needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native populations
and build an advocacy base within urban and tribal communities
• Engaged media to reach high risk communities through key
blogs and interviews, an on-line policy chat hosted Diabetes
Hand Foundation, and webinars and town halls hosted by the
Administration and partners such as Telemundo.
• Lead by our Science and Medicine Division, collaboration with
the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander
Diabetes Coalition resulted in a new position statement
lowering the recommended Body Mass Index for screening
Asian Americans for diabetes.
• Passed first bill to establish a Commission on Health
Disparities in the District of Columbia.
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2014
Victories
Advocated for Public Policies to Prevent Diabetes
• Successfully advocated for proven diabetes prevention
programs through the National Diabetes Prevention Program,
securing additional funding for the program and providing
evidence of cost savings through coverage by Medicare.
• Obtained the broad coverage in the final rules on menu
labeling in chain restaurants and vending machines. Efforts to
create a loophole in important school lunch standards were
defeated.
• Primary prevention laws passed in six states promote access
to healthy environments for children and adults in the school,
community, and workplace setting.
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2015 Federal
Tier I Priorities
In all areas, there is an ongoing commitment
to ending health disparities.
Federal Funding for Diabetes Research & Programs
• CDC: Division of Diabetes Translation
• NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and
Digestive and Kidney Diseases
• National Diabetes Prevention Program
• Special Diabetes Programs
• Diabetes research at the Department of
Defense and Veterans Health Administration
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2015 Federal
Tier I
Priorities
In all areas, there is an ongoing commitment
to ending health disparities.
Health Insurance
• Public and private - provide access to the services, tools
and education necessary to meet the needs of people with
diabetes and prediabetes.
• Advocate for improved delivery of care through system
reforms that lead to high quality, effective, efficient, and
collaborative care for people with diabetes.
Prevention
• At the federal level, our focus in prevention is on the
primary prevention of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Discrimination
• Ensure laws and policies result in fair treatment of people
with diabetes, focusing on employment and the Safe at
School campaign.
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2015 State
Tier I Priorities
In all areas, there is an ongoing
commitment to ending health disparities.
Health Insurance Coverage/Protection:
• Public & private health insurance options:
– Services, tools & education needed to meet
needs of people with diabetes & prediabetes
 Includes Affordable Care Act & Medicaid
• Diabetes Cost Reduction Acts
– Oppose efforts to repeal or create loopholes
Discrimination Issues:
• Safe at School Legislation
• Private and Commercial Driver’s Licenses
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Fighting for
Fairness
Where:
– Schools & Day Care Centers
– Employment
– Prisons and Jails
– Public Places (restaurants, airports)
What:
Provide information, training and resources –
to prevent or stop discrimination:
– For people with diabetes and families
– For lawyers, health care professionals, and
advocates
– For schools, employers, and corrections
facilities
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GETTING HELP
1. VISIT: www.diabetes.org/discrimination
• Free resources for people with diabetes, families,
employers, schools, law enforcement or public institutions
2. CALL: 1-800-DIABETES (342-2383)
ADA’s National Center for Information and Support
• Representative will send a specialized packet of
information, including a form to request help from a legal
advocate
• If challenges persists, the discrimination information/
assistance form can be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed
1-800-DIABETES
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• Individuals who feel they are currently experiencing
discrimination or who have questions about their legal
rights are routed to one of our Legal Advocates, who
provide case-specific information and resources
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Advocates in Action
Calendar CLB support is crucial to success
• All activities are designed to support goals in
our 2012 – 2015 Strategic Plan
• Identifies 8 broad, year-round goals:
• Specific “calls to action”
Local advocacy engagement tactics
• Specific training and support each
month:
For CLB advocacy chairs, other volunteer
leaders and local staff
• Online support library – realignment
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2015 • Update and engage Community Leadership Board
(CLB) members in advocacy
Year-round
Broad Goals • Include an advocacy component in every local event
or program
• Engage Members of Congress and state legislators
in their home district
• Focus on communities hardest hit by diabetes
• Promote advocacy messaging through local
traditional and social media channels
• Build capacity and mobilize hometown advocates
• Help those affected by diabetes discrimination
• Recruit and fundraise for local Advocates in Action
Step Out Teams
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2015 For all CLB members:
• Recruit for & build advocacy committee & subcommittee
Advocates in
• Meet with elected officials - to learn how:
Action
• www.diabetes.org/congressathome
• June 2015 webinar
CLB Support
• Open Invitation: Advocates in Action Webinars
For CLB Event Chairs:
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Use online Access Easy Advocacy Checklists
Include Advocacy early in event-planning process
Spread the news about our resources and efforts
Participate in February Webinar
For CLB Communications Chairs:
• Support getting out Advocacy messages
through traditional & social media
• Access online webinars related to Media Outreach
• Editorial Calendar: distributed Feb 1
• Explore resources at: www.diabetes.org/hometownadvocacy
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Help Recruit
Others! Recruiting hometown advocates:
• Provide opportunities for people to sign up and
to take action at all events
• Identify community members with relationships
with elected officials & invite them to be
diabetes advocates
• Recruit health care professionals and attorneys
for legal advocacy networks
Recruitment cards
for Legal Advocacy
networks.
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Raise your voice! Advocacy Action Center
• Sign up to receive advocacy
updates and alerts at:
– www.diabetes.org/TakeAction
• Timely information on federal and
state legislation:
• Suggested messages for elected
officials
• Email alerts so you can make
your voice heard on timesensitive issues
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Questions?
Go to: www.diabetes.org/advocacy
Call: Advocacy Chair
Call: 1-800- DIABETES
Center for Information and Community Support
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