Project Angel Food Announces New Project on Native American Diabetes


Gayle Anderson was live at the offices of Project Angel Food in Hollywood, which announced its “Native American Diabetes Project” in conjunction with the USC Keck School of Medicine. The two-year study integrates nutrition, social needs and tradition and measures how Project Angel Food’s bespoke medical meals, combined with counseling and community, can improve health outcomes and mental well-being. Aboriginal people with diabetes. This research is made possible by the subscription of Runningbear Ramirez, member of the board of directors of Project Angel Food.‍

With Project Angel Food’s medically adapted meals as a cornerstone, 312 Native Americans with diabetes are participating in a multidimensional intervention to lower blood sugar levels and feelings of social isolation. This project is a unique collaboration between Project Angel Food, United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII), American Indian Counseling Center (AICC) and Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which are trusted community organizations serving Patients Native Americans and Alaska Natives. The research is being conducted by two renowned Native American scholars from USC and UCLA, each of whom has a long history of respectful research with AIAN communities. Dr Claradina Soto (Navajo / Jemez Pueblo), PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine is leading the project. She is assisted by Dr Andrea Garcia (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) MD, MS. Director of Community-Centered Initiatives, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

The intervention includes 12 weeks of Diabetes-Friendly and Diabetes-Friendly Meals from Project Angel Food, pairing participants with ‘buddies’ also on the program, and a 4-week diabetic education program called the Wellness Program. be diabetes. Each participant receives a weekly delivery of fourteen frozen meals for 12 weeks, providing two meals a day, seven days a week.

November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Diabetes Project
Angel Food Project
922, rue des vignes
Los Angeles, California 90038

Email: [email protected]

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gayle Anderson at 1-323-460-5732 or by email at [email protected]

This aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on November 24, 2021.


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