The vision of the Central Texas Diabetes Coalition is to have a Central Texas community that is empowered to prevent and manage diabetes.
The Coalition is a collaboration of public health and community agencies working to improve diabetes prevention and control in Travis County and surrounding counties. It mobilizes community partners to increase access to diabetes self-management and prevention resources, and facilitates policy and environmental changes that lead to healthy lifestyles.
The Coalition works on projects that fit its vision and mission. Current projects include:
- Community calendar of diabetes education classes
- Continuing medical education on diabetes
- Diabetes awareness
- Access to healthier eating options, including healthy vending machines and healthy restaurants
See listings below for free or low-cost services offered in the community. Many of these services and resources are offered in English and Spanish
Education and Support
- Diabetes Education Classes (en Español)
- Diabetes Support Groups (en Español)
- Diabetes Video Resources (en Español)
Exercise, Nutrition, and Prevention
- Diabetes Prevention Programs (en Español)
- Nutrition Classes (en Español)
- Physical Activity Classes (en Español)
Health Clinics, Coverage, and Medications/Supplies
- Low-Cost Healthcare Clinics (en Español)
- Health Insurance (en Español)
- Prescription and Supply Assistance (en Español)
The Central Texas Diabetes Coalition is a grassroots organization with a diverse membership. Participation is open to all organizations and individuals with an interest in diabetes prevention and control. Current participants include community-based organizations, clinics, schools, the University of Texas, and city, county, and state government.
Join us! Meetings are held quarterly on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Carver Library, at 1161 Angelina Street, Austin, 78702. The coalition meeting dates for 2020 are:
October 12 - Meeting has been canceled
Learn more. For more information about the Coalition, or to join, contact Stephanie Helfman, Austin Public Health Program Manager, at 512-972-5222, or send an email.