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Invitation to Type 2, Not You!

Filed in Health Program News by on October 28, 2014

New Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program

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Recent statistics confirm an increased incidence of diabetes mellitus type 2—commonly known as type 2 diabetes (T2D)—among refugees and immigrants living in the United States. In order to promote T2D awareness and to provide education in a culturally and linguistically proficient manner among refugees and immigrants situated in San Diego County, Nile Sisters Development Initiative has developed the Type 2, Not You! program.

Several of our priority populations, including speakers of Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Creole, Somali and Swahili, are heavily burdened by multiple chronic conditions, including T2D. Type 2, Not You! will ensure that these populations receive equal access to primary prevention methods in San Diego.

Download a printable Type 2, Not You! community event invitation.»
Watch a Type 2, Not You! introductory video.»


Program Services Offered

  • year-round community forums and interactive events
  • a group-walk program
  • a cookbook of delicious and diverse recipes generated by members of the refugee and immigrant community

Program Staff Support

  • two public health professionals, a community health advocate, and a community health worker to provide culturally proficient services and case management
  • five Certified Enrollment Counselors (CECs) to provide enrollment assistance in Covered California premium subsidies and Medi-Cal

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Program Sponsor

Nile Sisters Development Initiative gratefully acknowledges Kaiser Permanente funding of the Type 2, Not You! preventive health program.


Program Partners

Community partners with subject expertise to provide culturally appropriate prevention materials and activities include the following:


Program Contact

To participate or to become a Type 2, Not You! partner, contact Rebecca Paida, MPH, Community Liaison for Nile Sisters Development Initiative.

Call the office 619 265–2959.
Submit an email inquiry: rpaida@nilesisters.org
Download a printable Type 2, Not You! community event invitation.»

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