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The Diabetes and the Family program (La Diabetes y La Unión Familiar) combats diabetes through family involvement, teaches supportive behaviors toward the diabetic family member, and encourages healthy choices that will lower their own risk of developing the disease.
“We now have a comprehensive measurement of the overall well-being of the Riverside County veteran population, an assessment that had never been done before and was long-needed,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, who, with Supervisor Chuck Washington, requested the survey.
The City of Rancho Mirage has graciously agreed to host our Veterans Survey Results and Summit on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 0900 hrs. -1200hrs ( 9 AM to noon) in its Council Chambers. Dr. Andy Johnson and Professor Jay E. Orr, Esq., of CTRI & Claremont Graduate School will be presenting the findings of the study. Riverside County Veterans had a record response to the survey!
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of two nationally-recognized experts in child development to be key leaders in his administration’s efforts to help the youngest Californians. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a national leader in pediatric medicine, will serve as California’s first-ever Surgeon General, and Kris Perry, a national leader in early childhood policy, will serve as Deputy Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency for Early Childhood Development and Senior Advisor to the Governor on Implementation of Early Childhood Development Initiatives.
The number of children and youth in foster care nationally rose for the fifth consecutive year, to 443,000, in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017. While still below the high of 567,000 in FY 1999, the FY 2017 number is a 1.5 percent increase from FY 2016 and a 12 percent increase from FY 2012, when the number of children and youth in care began rising after more than 10 years of decline.
Diabetes during pregnancy increases the risk for adverse maternal and infant health outcomes. Type 1 or type 2 diabetes diagnosed before pregnancy (preexisting diabetes) increases infants’ risk for congenital anomalies, stillbirth, and being large for gestational age.