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
Access to healthier eating options, including healthy vending machines and healthy restaurants
See listings below for freeor low-cost services offered in the community. Many of these services and resources are offered in English and Spanish
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 take place on a quarterly basis on the 3rd Monday of February*, May, August, and November from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Carver Library, at 1161 Angelina Street, Austin, 78702. *In observance of President’s Day, the coalition will meet February 22, 2016 (fourth Monday), at the Terrazas Branch located at 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
Learn more. For more information about the Coalition, or to join, contact Estephanie Olivares, HHS Program Coordinator, at 512-972-6769, or send her an email.