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12th Annual Diabetes

Awareness Week

"Health Mind, Healthy Body"

November 10th - November 15th, 17th


This November, in recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Near North will host its 12th Annual Diabetes Awareness Week at our 9 locations throughout Chicago.  Participants will receive free and confidential health screenings for Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, and Body Mass Index. Educational workshops, diabetic- friendly cooking demonstrations, and giveaways will also be provided.


Since 1998, Near North's Diabetes Collaborative Program has been committed to raising awareness about the prevention and treatment of diabetes and diabetes-related illnesses among low-income individuals living in Chicago, especially those at-risk in African-American and Latino communities. The Diabetes Collaborative is made up of a team of national and local healthcare partners—including Near North and Northwestern Memorial Hospital—who are dedicated to increasing access to diabetes care and decreasing poor health outcomes.















Diabetes Fast Facts


From a U.S. 2012 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  • 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the U.S. population gave diabetes

    • 21 million people are diagnosed

    • 8.1 million people are undiagnosed

  • The number of newly diagnosed diabetes patients is 1.7 million

    • 892,000 of these patients are between the ages of 45 - 64

  • Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S since 2010





Dates and Locations



Uptown Community Health Center

4867 N. Broadway Ave

Monday, November 10,  9 a.m. - 4p.m.


Komed Holman Health Center

4259 S. Berkeley Ave.

Tuesday, November 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m


Winfield Moody Health Center

1276 N. Clybourn Ave

Wednesday, November 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m


Denny Community Health Center

30 W Chicago Ave

Wednesday, November 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Flannery Health Center

1531 N Clybourn Ave

Thursday, Nov 13, 9 a.m.-12p.m.


Reavis School-Based Health Center

834 E. 50th Street

Thursday, Nov 13, 11 a.m.- 3p.m.


Cottage View Health Center

4829 S, Cottage Grove Ave

Friday, November 14, 9 a.m. - 4p.m.


North Kostner Health Center

1520 N. Kostner Ave

Saturday, Nov 15, 9 a.m. -1 p.m


Louise Landau Health Center

800 N. Kedzie Ave

Monday, Nov 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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