Los Medanos Community Healthcare District’s 2015 Summer Interns Get Hands-On Experience in the Real World

This summer 7 transitioning foster care young adults were given a rare opportunity to put their education to work in the real world by developing a diabetes awareness campaign. Over the course of 6 weeks, the group “Healthy Youth Council” created the ‘Impact Project: Impacting Our Community to Stop Diabetes.’ The Healthy Youth Council researched diabetes in Contra Costa County, evaluated the community’s knowledge surrounding the issue, and conducted a focus group to gather the community’s insights on what was needed to help those with diabetes and how to prevent future generations from being affected by Type 2 diabetes.

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