SPACC is one of 28 grant recipients, out of a total of 152 applicants, across an 11-state region served by the American Heart Association's Midwest Affiliate. SPACC received $3,000 to support Diabetes Education. SPACC's Department of Indian Work program offers free diabetes education for youth and families. The programs show participants that small measures can make a big difference in managing or even preventing diabetes.
According to Kathy Denman-Wilke, Department of Indian Work Director, "We are delighted to receive this funding from the American Heart Association, which will enable us to educate people about how to live a healthy life and improve the heart health of our community."
For more information about the project, contact Kathy Denman-Wilke at 651-789-3854. To learn more about the American Heart Association and their Community Innovation Grant program, visit www.heart.org.