Public Health Resources

Diabetes: The Facts

As part of our campaign to Walk Away from Diabetes and to celebrate World Diabetes Day (November 14th) and American Diabetes Month, we have compiled these startling facts about diabetes below.

The Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes

Diabetes is on the rise in the United States among both children and adults. Nearly 9 percent of the entire population has diabetes, approximately 25.8 million Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Faculty Research Highlights Potential Benefits of Walking to Prevent Type-2 Diabetes

A fifteen-minute walk after each meal appears to help older people regulate blood sugar levels and could reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study …

We Invite You to Walk Away from Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month and on November 14, 2013, the International Diabetes Federation will also celebrate World Diabetes Day. To commemorate these events, MPH@GW invites you to participate in our campaign to Walk Away from Diabetes. We hope that you will join us to raise awareness for diabetes prevention…

The Top 5 Sites Crowdsourcing for Your Health

Crowdsourcing in the health care industry might seem implausible. However, there are a number of different ways crowdsourcing is being used in the field and making a real impact in innovative ways.

Public Health Does Not “Lose Out” When Merged With Medicaid Programs

State public health departments do not necessarily lose funding when merged with larger Medicaid programs, according to a just-released study. The findings from this first-of-a-kind research should help allay concerns …