Caring for our Healers
Our Diabetes Prevention Program offers the National Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum to employees of participating institutions who have prediabetes. This yearlong, evidence-based lifestyle change initiative is being piloted at Mount Sinai Beth Israel before expanding to other hospitals. 1199SEIU members and staff serve as lifestyle coaches to participants. The program’s goals include:
- Help catalyze diabetes prevention practices, such as increased physical activity and better nutrition.
- Help instigate workplace and community policies and practices,such as making healthful food available.
- Provide program support for joint labor-management work.