Diabetes Prevention and Management


Doug Bartel, Sr. Director of Business Development Media and External Relations, Florida Blue

One of Palm Healthcare Foundation’s four strategic priorities. 

"Healthcare is changing like never before. Solving our healthcare challenges requires a new spirit of dedication, innovation and collaboration. At Florida Blue, our mission is to help people and communities achieve better health. Our work with Palm Healthcare Foundation is helping us do just that; together we are changing and saving lives in Palm Beach County through our innovative diabetes education and prevention partnership."


 Diabetes is a national health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every 21 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes.  The serious epidemic of Type II Diabetes caused by obesity is more prevalent across all age groups every single day.  What is most distressing is that it is affecting the lives of our youngest members of society; even our elementary school aged children.  We are committed to funding innovative programs that will provide solutions to slow down and prevent the fastest growing disease in the United States today.

Vision for our work:

All Palm Beach county residents will be empowered to take charge of their health to attain optimal health. 

Help make a difference:

Please consider making a donation to provide financial support for programs that assist in the prevention and management of diabetes.

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Diabetes Week (November 2016 date to be announced) or being the host of a risk assessment site? Email us for more info or call 561.833.6333!


Beginning in November 2010, Palm Healthcare Foundation convened a panel of local health leaders who were concerned about the increasing prevalence of diabetes; and who had an interest in exploring local issues and solutions related to the prevention and management of diabetes in Palm Beach County. After two meetings, there was resounding support from all of the participants to explore forming a local diabetes coalition.  The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County is an alliance of healthcare organizations and community partners working together to prevent diabetes and improve the lives of people living with the disease and those who are touched by it.

Click here to view the Diabetes Coalition's 2015-2016 Impact Report.


 Resources:

211 Resource Guide English
211 Resource Guide Spanish
211 Resource Guide Creole
Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County
American Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Greater Palm Beach County
International Diabetes Federation
FAU Diabetes Education and Research Center
Diabetes Center at Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Diabetes Prevention & Management Quick Guide