With the passing of changes in health care, citywide bans on soft drinks, and growing concerns about childhood obesity, recent discussions in the media offer increased chatter about the state of individual health in the United States. In recognition that there are moments when the state of your health seems to be an act of divine providence, or a roll of the dice, we at The Justice Project believe that the best approach to health care is a preventative approach. Unfortunately, economic constraints, social conventions, and lack of education often inhibit people from making the best choice for the future of their health, and the health of their families.
While Diabetes is preventable, data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet indicates that 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have Diabetes. Working in conjunction with the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, The Justice Project is launching a media campaign to increase awareness about Diabetes. Particular attention will be placed on the preventive medicinal approach to combating Diabetes. This campaign will begin with video interviews and guest blogs from nutritionists, personal trainers, and medical professionals. These informational segments will be easily accessible and available free of charge for individuals across the socio-economic spectrum.
With this project, it is our intention to serve as a platform for the ideas that will break down the economic, social, and educational barriers that have traditionally prevented many from making the best decisions for positively impacting the state of their health. A member of The Justice Project’s advisory board, Dr. Lois Jovanovic, who serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, will provide strategic guidance for this project that has the potential to make a positive difference in the arenas of economic, educational, and social justice.
Below is a video from Sansum Diabetes Research Institutes work: