Our Needs The American Diabetes Association North Texas is committed to preventing, improving the lives of all those affected by diabetes and curing diabetes. Locally, the ADA North Texas uses the funds, gifted by gracious donors like yourself, to run diabetes summer camps, conduct Diabetes 101 education courses, fund area diabetes researchers and partner with Walmart stores for free health screenings.
Here’s a look at what the ADA North Texas’ Impact over the last year: - 414 Texas Campers: Camp empowers children with diabetes and their caregivers with the tools and support they need to gain the confidence, knowledge, and independence to live a safe and healthy life.
108 Discrimination Cases Handled in Texas: We help people facing discrimination at work, at school, and elsewhere in their lives.
$2,037,590 Invested in Research Projects conducted in the state: Our research program funds a broad spectrum of high-potential projects to address all types of diabetes and related complications.
5,689 Inquiries to Our Center for Information (CFI) from Texas alone: Our CFI provides highly-trained, personal guides to information on prevention, diabetes and diabetes management, and American Diabetes Association programs and events. This service is available at AskADA@diabetes. org and on diabetes.org in English and Spanish.
3,753 New Living With Type 2 Diabetes Participants in Texas: Our free program with information, resources and support for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
This year the ADA North Texas piloted a new summer camp focused on diabetes prevention - Project Power. Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic among young children. Project Power is a diabetes prevention camp offered to children who have been tagged as at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes by their school nurse or physician. This camp is not only teaching healthy habits and the importance of exercise, but it requires parents to attend two sessions so the entire family is involved in bettering the child’s health. Project Power was a great success and we’d like to continue it for years to come. With your help we will be able to continue to expand Project Power camp and our existing two Type 1 diabetes camps; New Horizons North and South.
Mission Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Equity Statement We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, compensation, discipline, and termination. ADA prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex (including same sex); sexual orientation; gender identity; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability or handicap; citizenship status; service member status; or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination. Please see the legal postings on the bulletin board for more information and a full list of the state protected EEO categories. ADA is not only committed to the fair employment practices indicated above; it also promotes an inclusive work environment. This is because ADA believes diversity makes us a stronger organization. By valuing each other’s differences and actively seeking to work together in a cooperative and inclusive way, ADA maximizes the resources of our diverse team.