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West Virginia Diabetes Prevention Roundtable

October 2012

October 11, 2012
Noon–3:00 p.m.
Capitol Conference Center
815 Lee Street East
Charleston, West Virginia

On October 11, 2012, ARC and the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health held a roundtable discussion with stakeholders in the diabetes prevention community in West Virginia, including health professionals and representatives of state and other agencies. Roundtable speakers included Ann Albright, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation, who provided information about CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). Other speakers briefly provided their perspective on diabetes prevention and the National DPP. The group then held open discussion on the opportunities and challenges of deploying this and other primary prevention activities in West Virginia. The roundtable concluded with a brief discussion of potential next steps for pursuing prevention activities.

Roundtable speakers were:

Earl F. Gohl, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission
Ann Albright, Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Marian Swinker, Commissioner, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Dan Foster, West Virginia State Senator
Nancy Atkins, Commissioner, West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services
Richard Crespo, Professor, Department of Family and Community Health, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University
Alan Ducatman, Interim Founding Dean and Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, West Virginia University School of Public Health
Cindy Fitch, Families and Health Director, West Virginia University Extension Service
Karen Rembold, West Virginia Association of Diabetes Educators
Richard Wittberg, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department
Gina Wood, Program Manager, West Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health

For more information on the roundtable, please contact ARC health program manager Eric Stockton at or 202.884.7752.