Newcomer South Asian Community in North York & Prevalence of Diabetes

The Toronto North LIP in collaboration with the South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program (SADPP) at Flemingdon Health Centre hosted a webinar for front line workers.

This webinar explored the following:

– The importance of Diabetes education for service providers working with newcomer South Asian clients – How stress and resettlement factors impact risk of diabetes

– The need for culturally relevant and language specific diabetes prevention programming for early intervention

– How Settlement Workers and other front line workers in the newcomer serving sector can help clients with health promotion and disease prevention.

About SADPP: The South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program (SADPP) at the Flemingdon Health Centre aims to address diabetes in the South Asian community through mobile clinics focused on early detection and prevention. These clinics target regions with a significant South Asian population and offers screenings for individuals without diabetes, using a specialized tool designed for the South Asian community. The program provides language-specific and culturally relevant resources and services.

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