Passport partners with Kentucky chapter of the American Diabetes Association to reduce diabetes and improve health outcomes

ADA-passport-logoPassport Health Plan has signed on as a Kentucky sponsor of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Through this partnership, Passport and the ADA will partner on multiple community events and programs across the state that will benefit close to 600,000 Kentuckians affected by diabetes and over 1.1 million at risk for diabetes. The community events and programs address the seriousness of diabetes prevention and management, as well as teaching the importance of healthy eating and exercise. Events to raise awareness include:

  • “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes,” on September 24 in Louisville
  • “I Decided To Stop Diabetes,” in Lexington on November 19
  • “National Healthy Lunch Day,” on November 15
  • And many other events all around the Commonwealth

“Kentucky is currently ranked near the bottom nationally among residents who have diabetes,” said Mark B. Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan. “Through this partnership, we hope to raise awareness about good nutrition, exercise and other steps Kentuckians can take to avoid the onset of this disease. We will also be working to assist the ADA in promoting preventive care for those already diagnosed. For instance, annual eye exams and foot care are critical in maintaining health and quality of life for people who have diabetes.”

For more on the ADA, please click here. To learn more about this partnership, please click here.