For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement
W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771
Touro University California taking newly launched Mobile Diabetes Center on seven-city tour in July to address critical health needs of community
During the month of July, Touro University California’s state of the art Mobile Diabetes Center will be hitting the road to address the ever-growing numbers of those suffering from diabetes in California and encourage early education and intervention.
Currently more than 29 million Americans have diabetes with 90% of those suffering from Type 2. One-third of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes suffer complications by the time they are diagnosed. In California, 55 percent of the population is currently diagnosed as having pre-diabetes or diabetes. The result is a state and a nation desperate for prevention and resolution. Early detection allows those at risk to take the necessary steps to lessen the impact of the disease and potentially prevent it from developing.
To address these, Touro established a mobile education center. The recreational vehicle, which has been retrofitted into a full mobile healthcare and education facility, will visit seven cities in July providing a variety of services including screenings, prevention services, education, demonstrations, training and more.
AVAILABLE VISUALS/INTERVIEWS FOR MEDIA:
- Interviews with leading diabetes expert Dr. Jay Shubrook
- Patient interaction, tours of the mobile diabetes education center & demonstrations of various mobile center capabilities including screenings.
Friday, July 7
10:30am to 2:30pm
Kroc Center at 586 E Wigeon Way, Suisun City, CA 94585
Tuesday, July 11
11:00am to 2:00pm
Faith Food Friday’s at 826 Solano Ave, Vallejo, CA 94590
Wednesday, July 12
10:30am to 2:00pm
Raley’s Shopping Center at 890 Southampton Rd, Benicia, CA 94510
Monday, July 17
11:00am to 3:00pm
Viva Supermarket at 925 N. Adams Dixon, CA 95620
Wednesday, July 19
11:30am to 2:00pm
Parkway Plaza Apartment Complex at 188 E. Alaska Ave. Fairfield, CA 94533
Tuesday, July 25
10:30am to 1:30pm
Lincoln Corner Apartments at 130 Scoggins Ave, Vacaville, CA 95688
Wednesday, July 26
10:30am to 3:00pm
Rio Vista Care at 628 Montezuma St. Rio Vista, CA 94571
About the Touro College and University System:
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news
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