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June 2013

                                              

 

 


The New York Diabetes Symposium

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hosted by

Reverend Michel Faulkner

Lou Gordon

President, Institute for Leadership

Director, BALCONY


On May 16th the Institute for Leadership and the Business and Labor Coalition of New York staged a 4-hour Labor Fights Diabetes Symposium in New York City. Health Care experts, religious leaders, labor union leaders, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, athletes, and diabetes patients all addressed the growing epidemic of diabetes.

Speakers warned that diabetes is approaching epidemic proportions in the United States as 1 in 3 people or 79 million Americans will be diagnosed as prediabetic if trends continue.  In New York State, Diabetes costs $16.4 billion with more than 4.3 million residents considered as prediabetic and another 1.5 million New Yorkers having diabetes.

The goal of our symposium was to educate stakeholders on how to reverse the impact of type 2 diabetes in New York both in prevention as well as reducing costs through effective care and self management for those already diagnosed.

 

 

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Presenters

(Scroll to the presentation or click the presenter's name)

 

Lou Gordon, Director
BALCONY

 

Rev. Michel Faulkner, President
Institute for Leadership

 

Catherine Abate, President,
Community HealthCare Network
BALCONY Co-Chair

 

 


Arthur Cheliotes, President
CWA Local 1180


Suprina Berenyi,
Health & Wellness DirectorBALCONY & IFL

 

Anne Goldman, Vice President Non-DOE

Members at UFT


Dr. David Stevens, Senior Director
Health Care Improvement at NYC HHC


 


 

Anthony Potenza, Exec. Director
New York Labor Health Care Alliance

 

 

Lee Rouson, Former Running Back
New York Giants


Otis Henderson, Director of Tutoring
Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY

 


 

 

Gordon

 

Faulkner

 

Cheliotes

 

Berenyi

 


Stevens

 

Pallotta

 

Potenza

 

Goldman

 

Polite

 

Rouson

 

Henderson

 

Torres

 

Abate

 

Berardo

 

To view the New York Diabetes Symposium keynote presentation by Dr. Ann Albright, Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click HERE.

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Together the IFL and BALCONY offer a Diabetes Prevention Program that features a 16-week core curriculum accompanied by 6 monthly meetings for those at high risk for type 2 diabetes. The program uses the approved curriculum from the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program. The workshop places Trained Life Coaches in workplaces to help participants make the healthy lifestyle changes and develop the skills necessary to lower the risk for type 2 Diabetes.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Reverend Michel Faulkner, IFL: (917) 512-6863
www.institute4leadership.com
mfaulkner@institute4leadership.com 

 

Lou Gordon, BALCONY: (212) 219-7777
www.balconynewyork.com

loug@balconynewyork.com

 

 

 

SPONSORS

 

 

Institute for Leadership
245 West 135th Street
New York, NY 10030
(917) 512-6863

 

Reverend Michel Faulkner, President/CEO

mfaulkner@institute4leadership.com

 

Institute For Leadership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Contributions to the IFL are tax deductible.  

 

 

BALCONY New York
4 West 43rd Street, Suite 405

New York, NY 10036 

(212) 219-7777 

www.balconynewyork.com

Lou Gordon, Director
loug@balconynewyork.com


 

   

BALCONY, THE BUSINESS AND LABOR COALITION OF NEW YORK

Alan Lubin, Co-Chair Labor
Robert M. Hayes, Co-Chair Business, Sr. VP, Universal American Corp.
Catherine M. Abate, Co-Chair Non-Profit, President/CEO, Community HealthCare Network


BALCONY is a 501(c)(4) non-profit. Contributions are not tax deductible and BALCONY does not make political endorsements nor campaign contributions.