Mingo County Diabetes Coalition offers several events and programs that are designed to help us achieve our goal of a healthy Williamson. Providing programs based on active living and healthy lifestyles, the coalition encourages attendance in the communities monthly 5K run/walks, community competitions such as the “Hatfield McCoy: A Healthy Feud; Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days” and the Lunch Walk Program, Walk With Ease programs, Healthy Living Workshops, and various Diabetes Education and Management Classes.
Working with local farmers and the Williamson Redevelopment Authority, the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition help delegate tasks to produce crops for the Williamson Farmers Market each season and maintain the Mingo County Orchard and Ramella Park Community Garden of Eatin’. Connecting Diabetic patients and those within our programs to healthier options, Mingo County Diabetes Coalition has set up a system of prescription vegetable vouchers as program incentives and rewards.
With the goal to increase access to healthy foods in the community, many Healthy Living Workshops have been centered on growing your own garden and maintaining and processing your foods. Among other efforts to increase access, in the Fall of 2013 the Farmers Market vendors were able to accept payment through EBT SNAP Benefits, tearing down an access barrier to fresh, healthy foods.
Many volunteer efforts are a necessity to help sustain the multiple programs and projects in place. Working with Amizade Global Service Learning, AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers and community involvement, Mingo County has been served by a great group of individuals to assist in our ongoing projects.
With a great variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from outdoor physical labor to indoor office responsibilities, community members are able to serve in their preferred work environment.
We encourage volunteers to browse through our volunteer descriptions here and apply for our various volunteer options through the online portal at www.mingodiabetes.com/Volunteer . If you want to speak to someone personally please email email@example.com or call (304)-235-3400
Grant funded by DUKE University, the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition is able to serve Mingo County through community health workers. Developing a network of local Health care Providers and nurses, the coalition receives patient referrals for those of whom have uncontrolled diabetes. Extending services into the homes of those who qualify for the program, the Patient Navigators are able to assist with medication, help improve the patient’s self-management skills, and set action plans for the patient to accomplish in managing their Diabetes.