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Diabetes: A Family Matter

Diabetes: A Family Matter - AHRI

Appalachian Rural Health Institute

The Appalachian Rural Health Institute (ARHI) is an interdisciplinary health services and research institute at Ohio University. Sharing the recognition that Ohio University is uniquely positioned to address critical rural health issues, ARHI was established by a team of interdisciplinary researchers and staff members through the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects and several colleges at the university. The Appalachian Rural Health Institute (ARHI) fosters interprofessional research, community outreach, education, and scholarly activities through collaborative partnerships that empower university and community stakeholders to design solutions for rural health.

A number of reports about diabetes and resources useful for those living in southeast Ohio can be found at the Appalachian Rural Health Institute Website.

For more information about the Appalachian Rural Health Institute and its programs, please contact Kathy Chapman at chapmank@ohio.edu or by phone at 740-593-4481.

Associated with the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Appalachian Rural Health Institute is the Diabetes Center. The mission of this center is to reduce complications of diabetes in Appalachia and Southeastern Ohio through education and support.

In order to learn more about work and services provided through the Appalachian Rural Health Institute is the Diabetes Center , please contact Dr. Frank Schwartz, endocrinologist and professor in Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine at schwartf@ohio.edu , You can also contact several people employed through the Diabetes Center Education program: Barbara Naganishi, RD, CDE at nakanish@ohio.edu, Carol Merkle, RN at merckle@oucom.ohiou.edu, or Karen Bailey, RD at baileyk@ohio.edu.

The Appalachian Rural Health Institute is the Diabetes Center sponsors free quarterly Diabetes Coalition meetings for diabetes educators and others interested in diabetes research or clinical practice. Those in attendance are generally awarded CEUs for attendance. Please contact one of the persons above for additional information.