Tell your Representative to support EDDPAC!

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.

Please take a moment to personalize your letter to explain the impact diabetes has had on your life. Stories always make a better case than statistics, and personalized e-mails will have an even greater 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.




H.R. 3322 promotes diabetes research, treatment and prevention in populations hit hardest by diabetes. Through improved research at the National Institutes of Health; enhanced treatment and prevention programs administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and efforts by the Health Research and Services Administration to strengthen the health workforce in underserved areas we can better determine the causes of these existing health disparities. This legislation is essential to ensure minority populations have access to the care that provides the best fighting chance of preventing kidney failure, amputation, blindness, heart disease and death.

Please cosponsor H.R. 3322 to address the disparate impact diabetes has on minority populations.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]