EVIDENCE BASED

CARR is a Community Partner with the California Diabetes Program. This allows CARR Foundation, Inc., access to all the latest documented data regarding findings, research and publications regarding diabetes and its corresponding problems. The mission of the California Diabetes Program is to prevent diabetes and its complications in California’s diverse communities. They have a partnership with the California Department of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco, funded primarily by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guided by national and state goals as well as community input, the program is a coordinating leader for hundreds of multi-sector partners at the individual, community, health care, policy and environmental issues.

Kidsdata.org is a program of Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. The data on kidsdata.org are compiled from more than 35 trusted public sources. The source for each indicator is provided below the tables/graphs on every data page. The Population Reference Bureau for the foundation compiles most of the data. The California Healthy Kids Survey data are provided through a partnership with WestEd and the California Department of Education.

CARR has a Certified Diabetic Educator on their Board as well as a Board Certified Psychologist. A Health Educator who is the Executive Director of the Community Medical Centers Board of Directors and the Executive Director of the San Joaquin Food Bank and Family Services is also a CARR Board member. CARR has direct access to a Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator.

CARR has sponsored three health fairs and two workshops. Pre-post testing was performed at the bilingual Diabetes/Obesity Workshops and had results of 83% increased knowledge. The workshops were headed by bilingual Diabetic Health Educators, which included diagrams, question and answer opportunities, individual consulting and a PowerPoint® bilingual presentation.

During the 2007-2008 school year, Give Every Child a Chance used CARR Foundation, Inc., materials in their Health Education Program. Eight sites participated in the Diabetes Type 2 education program. Each site had 80-120 students participating. The total average increase in knowledge of Diabetes Type 2 is 16%.

CARR has been recognized by Maria Shriver, former First Lady of California, for their innovative inventiveness and creative accomplishment. They have also received certificates of recognition and appreciation from the Directors Office, California Department of Public Services, Diabetes Educators, St. Joseph Medical Center and Diabetes Community Services of Stanislaus County, Kaiser Permanente Awards Certificate, San Joaquin Board of Supervisors, California State Legislature and the Tracy Women’s Forum Association.