Across the United States, more than 29 million people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, at a cost of more than $245 billion per year. Now is the time for action to turn the tide on the type 2 diabetes epidemic and the federal government has key roles to play in this fight.

In this Web Forum, experts at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School will outline the important steps that can be taken at the federal level, to both prevent new type 2 diabetes diagnoses and ensure that people living with diabetes receive the critical care and services they need. From evidence-based enhancement of services covered by health insurance to smart investment in child nutrition, we can urge our federal government to make the changes that matter when it comes to diabetes prevention and management.

Please join us for an hour to learn what critical changes need to be made in Federal policy, and how you can be a part of the change.

Presenters

Sarah Downer, JD

Clinical Instructor on Law, Health and Food Law and Policy Clinics, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Jamaica Plain, MA

Sarah Downer, JD is a Clinical Instructor at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School, where she focuses on policy projects at the intersection of health and food law. Her primary areas of expertise are diabetes policy, childhood obesity, physical activity and the built environment,…

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Jamille Fields, JD, MPH

Clinical Fellow, Center for Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Jamaica Plain, MA

Jamille joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School as a Clinical Fellow in August 2015. Jamille has been involved in a range of projects from increasing access to care for people with chronic illnesses to preventing chronic illnesses through policies on physical activity. Prior…

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Emma Clippinger, JD

Clinical Fellow, Food and Law Policy Clinic

Harvard Law School

Jamaica Plain, MA

Emma is a Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School. Her current projects focus on school foods, the intersection of food and health, and local food policy councils. Previously, Emma founded and directed Gardens for Health, an international NGO that provides agricultural and nutritional…

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Moderator

Christopher Kinabrew, MPH, MSW

Chief Strategy Officer

National Network of Public Health Institutes

New Orleans, LA

Christopher Kinabrew, Chief Strategy Officer, is responsible for enhancing awareness of NNPHI and its member public health institutes among national, state, and local partners. Mr. Kinabrew helps manage NNPHI’s overall communications and new business development. He also leads several NNPHI projects with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and…

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Date Published: Monday, November 2, 2015

PATHS 2015 US Federal Report