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Cherokee Nation diabetes program receives national acclaim


Last updated 4/5/2019 at 2:46pm

Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation's Diabetes Prevention Program hosts a variety of activities throughout the year, including an awareness walk, in an effort to prevent diabetes among Cherokee citizens.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation Diabetes Prevention Program is receiving national recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its efforts aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes.

The Cherokee Nation Diabetes Prevention Program is the first tribal program in Oklahoma and one of only 10 total programs in the state to have received CDC full recognition status, a designation reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets CDC recognition standards.

"Cherokee Nation's Diabetes Prevention Program has set a national preced...

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