In 2023, HFI launched its "Diabetes Iwasan! Diabetes Pag-aralan!" campaign in Batangas

In 2023, Health Futures Foundation, Inc. (HFI) launched its “Diabetes Iwasan! Diabetes Pag-aralan!” campaign in eight (8) Alay sa Ginhawa at Kalusugan (ALAGA KA) areas in the province of Batangas. The campaign was launched to kick-start the initiatives on diabetes awareness and prevention in the ALAGA KA areas in Batangas namely barangays of Pansol in Taal; San Jose and Dalima in Tuy; Luya and Bonliw in San Luis, Concordia in Alitagtag; Mabilog na Bundok in Lobo; and Bungahan in Cuenca.

Stakeholders of the Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Initiatives
HFI President Ms. Cora de los Angeles – Anonuevo with HFI partners from corporate foundation and barangay local government unit

The campaign included the following activities:
– Installation of Diabetes Corner
– Information videos on diabetes awareness and prevention
– Showdown of Original Indigenous Healthy Recipes by Health Cluster Groups
– Exercise Showcase using Original Dance Moves by Health Cluster Groups
– Diabetes Awareness and Prevention through ART – Poster making on diabetes prevention for 7-17 years old
– Free blood sugar testing and Diabetes counseling
– Barangay Health Workers’ and Health Cluster Leaders’ Training on How to Use the Diabetes Corner
– Distribution of Low Glycemic Brown Rice
– Ampalaya Seedlings Distribution
– Distribution of Masustansiyang Plato (Healthy Plate) plates and coasters
– Community Group Exercises

Patients with diabetes and who are at risk holding healthy plate guides from HFI
HFI distributes healthy plate guides to patients with diabetes and individuals at risk
HFI explaining the importance of ampalaya seedlings in diabetes control
HFI distributes ampalaya seedlings to the members of the community
Attendees of the campaign launch received Masustansiyang Plato guide from HFI
Diabetes Corner
Kids with their posters on diabetes awareness and prevention
A healthy dish prepared by one group in Dalima, Tuy, Batangas
Attendees of the campaign launching was given free blood sugar testing services
A group exercise was facilitated as a culmination activity of the campaign launch

Around 370 people attended the campaign in the eight (8) ALAGA KA areas, composed of representatives from the Local Government Unit, Rural Health Unit, Barangay Local Government Unit, community health workers, patients with diabetes and their families, community members at risk, cluster groups, and the youth. Indirectly, the campaign will benefit a total of about 11,000 people from the eight (8) barangays.

The campaign was made possible with the support of our generous corporate foundation partner.

 Health Futures Foundations, Inc.
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