The Diabetes 360 program aims to improve care for people with Type 2 diabetes in the Greater New Haven area. Researchers from the Yale School of Public Health and Yale-New Haven Hospital conducted interviews with the directors of diabetes initiatives to evaluate similarities and differences and determine the potential for collaboration.
This study, carried out by a coalition of students and representatives from CitySeed, addressed the issue of nutritional disparity among New Haven residents receiving SNAP benefits. They suggested a food system approach and encouraging residents to use their SNAP benefits at farmers markets to buy fruits and vegetables.
The CDC presented their research on causes of obesity and how the government can address the epidemic. They advocated for policy and environmental change and provided recommendations of community strategies.
CARE conducted a survey of over 1,000 5th and 6th graders' health and academic achievement. The results showed that students with better health habits were more likely to math, reading, and writing goals.