Comprehensive policy reform can help combat the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic through efforts directed at disease prevention and management. As part of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes Initiative, the PATHS (Providing Access to Healthy Solutions) project has researchers and attorneys identifying opportunities for impactful policy change with respect to type 2 diabetes in New Jersey and North Carolina.

Join us for a Web Forum that will showcase the work, lessons, goals, and implications of PATHS’ health-motivated policy work. Presenters from the Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School (CHLPI) will share the:

  • Most urgent statewide issues;
  • Process and plan for developing a dynamic advocacy agenda and moving it forward in both locations; and
  • National implications for this state-level work.

During the Web Forum, we will also discuss the translation of on-the-ground disease management experience into policy and legislative action, and will introduce the soon-to-be-live CHLPI website intended to be a home for diabetes policy reform resources.

This Web Forum is for all diabetes providers who know that systemic change is necessary for good health outcomes in their patients and clients, as well as local and state-level policymakers, legislators, and advocates.

Presenters

Allison Condra, JD, LLM

Senior Clinical Fellow, Food Law and Policy Clinic, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Jamaica Plain, MA

Alli Condra is a Senior Clinical Fellow at the Food Law and Policy Clinic, a division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School. She focuses her work on issues affecting producers and food entrepreneurs, including food safety, labor, and other legal issues; diabetes policy;…

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Sarah Downer, JD

Clinical Instructor on Law, Health and Food Law and Policy Clinics, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Jamaica Plain, MA

Sarah Downer, JD is a Clinical Instructor at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School, where she focuses on policy projects at the intersection of health and food law. Her primary areas of expertise are diabetes policy, childhood obesity, physical activity and the built environment,…

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Francine Grabowski, MS, RD, CDE

Lead Diabetes Educator

Camden Citywide Diabetes Collaborative

Camden, NJ

Francine Grabowski, MS, RD, CDE, is the lead diabetes educator for the Camden Citywide Diabetes Collaborative.  Her responsibilities include diabetes program education design, and citywide leadership of diabetes educators.

She is also Program Manager of Cooper Diabetes Education Program in Cherry Hill New Jersey. Using more than 25 years experience…

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Moderator

An Nguyen, MHA

Program Manager

National Network of Public Health Institutes

New Orleans, LA

An Nguyen, MHA is a Program Manager at the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), where she leads the workforce and leadership development projects and initiatives and manages NNPHI’s health disparities programming. NNPHI programs and projects that Ms. Nguyen manages include the Public Health Leadership Society (PHLS), Toolkit for…

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