Diabetes Prevention and Management
Did you know…10.1% of adults in Palm Beach County have been diagnosed with diabetes (2010)? This represents approximately 130,000 adults. It is estimated there are many others who have diabetes but have not yet been diagnosed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in three children in the U.S. will develop diabetes.
Learn more at the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County or join our Healthier Together Diabetes Interest Group.
Did you know…according to the National Institute on Mental Health, one in four people has a mental health disorder In Palm Beach County, this translates to approximately 261,000 adults.
Learn more at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Did you know…there are more than 65 million family caregivers in the U.S., providing care to loved ones who are disabled, sick or simply older requiring support and assistance. The economic value of family caregiving is estimated to be $450 billion annually, the biggest contribution to long-term care services in the country.
Learn more at the Family Caregiving Alliance
Did you know…nursing is the nation’s largest health profession, with more than 3 million nurses nationwide and more than 11,000 in Palm Beach County? As healthcare delivery increasingly moves into the community, new opportunities and roles for nurses are emerging.
Learn more at the Florida Center for Nursing and the PHF Nursing Advancement Strategic Direction