While diabetes affects all of us, it unfortunately affects some populations more than others. The Eliminating Disparities in Diabetes Prevention, Access and Care Act (EDDPAC) is designed to target diabetes in minority communities by improving research at the National Institutes of Health, enhancing treatment and prevention programs administered by the Centers for Disease Control, and strengthening the health workforce in underserved areas disproportionately affected by diabetes.Tell your Representative that you support EDDPAC today.
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impact than form e-mails. Personalizing your letter is extremely important!
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Dear [Member of Congress],
As your constituent, I stand with the American Diabetes Association in asking you to support H.R. 3322, the Eliminating Disparities in Diabetes Prevention, Access and Care Act of 2013. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unless we take action one in three adults in our country will have diabetes by the year 2050. Already nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and another 79 million have prediabetes. Although all populations are affected by this devastating disease, members of minority populations are hit the hardest. While 7.1% of non-Hispanic white adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, 16.1% of American-Indians and Alaska Natives, 12.6% of African-Americans, 11.8% of Latino-Americans and 8.4% of Asian-Americans have been told they are living with diabetes.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]