Health Vision of Ft. Wayne

Monday, 15 October 2012 13:41

HVFW Community Educator Zenaida Velez-Chandler provides chronic disease training for staff and community leaders in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Allen County Health Disparity (HealthVisions of Fort Wayne) has gone international with its Diabetes Self Management Program and Chronic Disease Self Management Program! The IMHC affiliate created a partnership with Puerto Rico Department of Public Health (PRDOH) to provide staff training for the two chronic disease programs to target the Latino opulation. Both programs are evidence based program of Stanford University Patient Education Programs. HealthVisions Community Educator Zenaida Velez-Chandler traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico in July to begin the series of trainings.

"This is an incredible opportunity to expand our community capacity to better address diabetes and other chronic disease in Allen County" said Renetta Williams, HealthVisions Director. After completing the series of trainings in Puerto Rico Zenaida will receive certification as a CDSMP Master Trainer in both English and Spanish in two self-management programs.