Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Services
- Bi-cultural,bi-lingual Health Navigators provide case management for patients with chronic diseases.
- Diabetic retinopathy screenings help to detect and treat a condition that can potentially cause blindness.
- The Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management program is conducted to help patients learn techniques to control symptoms of their disease and improve their health status.
- Peer Educators are selected from patients who successfully self manage their conditions, They are trained to co-present six-week self management workshop to other patients, under the direction of a Health Educator.
Through Community Health Connections
- Our Health Navigators have developed innovative, culturally-based strategies to educate, screen and engage underserved populations who are at risk or have diabetes or hypertension.
- RFHC collaborates with local community organizations to extend our reach into the community to increase awareness of the risks of diabetes and hypertension and to provide early detection through community screening events.
- Health dialogues are held in churches and other community settings, while chronic disease screening is made available.
Our health education team held a Pacific Islander Summit on diabetes.