Diabetes Self-Management: A Person-Centered Approach

On October 8th, Sonoma Health Access Coalition proudly welcomed America Bracho to our community to lead a learning session entitled Diabetes Self-Management: A Person-Centered Approach.

An integral concept of the patient-centered medical home, chronic disease management remains a community priority. Ms. Bracho shared innovative models of person-centered care designed to improve the quality of life of individuals living with diabetes and other chronic diseases.

With Sonoma County facing a period of transition in the health care delivery system, community participation remains essential. Please click here to view the presentation given by Ms. Bracho on the future of person-centered care at the Flamingo Conference Resort on October 8, 2008.

Diabetes Self-Management: A Person-Centered Approach

America Bracho, MPH, CDE
C.E.O., Latino Health Access

America Bracho is the C.E.O of Latino Health Access. She received 2008 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for her innovative and collaborative approach to improving the health of low-income immigrant populations in Orange County. Last year, Latino Health Access was featured in the PBS documentary "FAT: What No One Is Telling You." The film followed nutrition and exercise classes for overweight kids living in apartments.

America Bracho will also be a featured speaker at the Latino Health Forum on October 9th. She will be giving a presentation entitled “Recognizing the Strengths of Latino Culture and Improving Health Interventions.” Please click here to download information about this year’s Latino Health Forum.

You may also be interested in attending the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference in Santa Rosa on October 11th. Please click here to learn more about the Diabetes Conference.

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