JCFSHC is establishing a Diabetes Management Education Program called “Free to Be Healthy!” to treat this chronic disease through diet, exercise, individual and group support classes, and personalized medication management. Patients with diabetes symptoms will be enrolled in our program. Patient education and follow up care are keys to successful treatment. Patients will be provided with blood glucose monitors and testing strips throughout the grant period free of charge.
The “Free to Be Healthy!” program will in-
clude a incentive plan for those participants reaching attainable goals, such as: keeping scheduled appointments, reduction in BMI, and consistent exercise routines. Participants will receive a “Free to Be Healthy! t-shirt when joining the program.
We would like to express our appreciation to our grant funders who have made our “Free to Be Healthy!” Diabetes Education Program possible. Thank you so much to American Medical Association Foundation Healthy Communities Grant, Health Path Foundation of Ohio, PNC/Esther Simmons Charitable Grant, and CVS Care-
mark Community Grant.
Welcome - Dr. Denise Lucas, CFNP
We are so happy to welcome Dr. Denise on staff as our first paid healthcare provider. Denise will work at the Health Center on Tuesdays. Having her on board will impact our patient care significantly as she will also provide acute care. Her position is paid for through secured grant funding. She has a true passion to care for our patients.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Denise to JCFSHC.