Community Papers Sought Concerning Diabetes Prevention Programs

Contact: The National Diabetes Prevention Center Southwest (505) 863-0166 Prevention research is most effective when researchers and communities collaborate as mutual partners throughout the process - from beginning idea to project final evaluation.

The National Diabetes Prevention Center Southwest is currently seeking abstracts about participatory research projects for presentation at a conference in Gallup that will be held September 12-14. The conference, entitled ""Working Together for Diabetes Prevention: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Participatory Research,"" will feature interactive workshops on the benefits and challenges of designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating effective community-based research projects.

Deadline for submitting conference abstracts is Friday, June 8.

More information is available at the NDPC Southwest website at or by contacting the National Diabetes Prevention Center Southwest, 214 E. Nizhoni Blvd., Gallup, NM 87301, Attn: LaVern Mraz, E-mail:, Phone: 1-888-590-NDPC or (505) 863-0166.

The National Diabetes Prevention Center Southwest, located in Gallup at 214 E. Nizhoni Blvd., serves as a diabetes prevention resource for local and national tribes. Funded through a federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control, the Center is founded upon a partnership of the Pueblo of Zuni, the Navajo Nation, Gallup Indian Medical Center, Zuni-Ramah Indian Health Services, DinJ College, and the Prevention Research Center at the UNM Health Sciences Center.

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