Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2015

Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops in Plainfield

Contact: Christina Destro, Communications Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (732) 238-5570 ext: 2065
E-mail: cdestro@hqsi.org

edcUNION COUNTY, NJ (March 18, 2015) – Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), a member of the Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, is partnering with the Plainfield Senior Center as well as the Plainfield Public Library to provide free diabetes education as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program offers free workshops that are open to people with diabetes, their family members and caregivers.

The free workshops follow the Diabetes Self-Management Program created by the Stanford School of Medicine. Workshops help individuals learn how to manage their own health and are designed to help participants take control of their diabetes and change their life. Participants will learn about diabetes and its risks, the role of diet and exercise, how to deal with pain and fatigue, managing medications, the importance of doctor exams, maintaining willpower and much more.

The first set of the free six-week workshop series will be offered at the Plainfield Senior Center on 400 East Front Street in Plainfield, NJ, each Wednesday from April 1, 2015 to May 6, 2015.

The time is 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the exact dates are: 4/1/15, 4/8/15, 4/15/15, 4/22/15, 4/29/15, and 5/6/15. *SENIORS ONLY* can receive more information or register by calling Colin Baptiste at (908) 753-3506.

The second set of the free six-week workshop series will be offered at the Plainfield Public Library on 800 Park Avenue in Plainfield, NJ, each Friday from April 10, 2015 to May 15, 2015.

The scheduled time is 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the exact dates are: 4/10/15, 4/17/15, 4/24/15, 5/1/15, 5/8/15, and 5/15/15. For more information or to register for these workshops, contact Karen Hale, M.Ed., Outreach Coordinator, at (732) 238-5570 ext: 2032 or khale@hqsi.org.

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