2013 News Releases

Department of Behavioral & Community Health

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For More Information Contact:
Kari Reiber, MD, Acting Commissioner of Health
(845) 486-3432

September 20, 2013        Print version

Veterans’ Health Educational Seminars in Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Department of Health and the Division of Veteran’s Services will be hosting Diabetes education seminars for Veteran’s and their families on September 26th and 30th.

“We are pleased to be working together to offer Veterans valuable information to improve their health,” said Kari Reiber, MD, Acting Commissioner of Health.  “While these classes are not a substitute for seeing your healthcare provider, they do provide individuals with tools they can use every day to improve the management of their current health conditions.”

Dr. Reiber is hopeful individuals will be able to return to their healthcare providers for routine follow up and demonstrate improvement.  “We’ve chosen these two classes to help Veterans and their families, get a hold of Diabetes and reduce the instance for obesity and other health-related complications.”

These hour-long Education Seminars will be held in the afternoon and again in the evening allowing Veterans and their families more opportunity to attend a training session.

My Diabetes Plate will introduce a simple plan to make healthy food choices to assist with controlling blood glucose including portion sizes and food preparation tips. The seminar will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 3:00pm or 6:00pm.

Know Your Numbers explain critical health values that everyone with diabetes or other chronic health conditions should know.  A review of numbers that increase risk for heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure will be shared.  The seminar will be held on Monday, September 30th at 3:00 pm or 6:00pm.

“Since our Veterans have given all for us, we want to make sure they receive every benefit they deserve,” said Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret) Director of Veterans Services.  “Partnering with the Department of Health allows our Veterans to receive educational services to improve their health, especially for those who are battling with heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.”

For more information or to register for one of the educational seminars, please contact the Division of Veteran’s Services at (845) 486-2060 or visit www.dutchessny.gov




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A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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