Who is the Tri-County Diabetes Alliance?
The Tri-County (Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties) community of the Eastern Shore of Maryland have united together to help lower the number of Tri-County residents with diabetes. At an alarming rate of 14.3 % of the Tri-County citizens being diagnosed with diabetes, almost twice the national rate, health professionals recognized the need in this area for a targeted diabetes awareness, prevention , and educational program. Thus, a unification of health professionals to address the need to reduce the alarming diabetes rate within the community was born. This unification became known as the Tri-County Diabetes Alliance and has been in existence since 2004. The Tri-County Diabetes Alliance is made up of both local health care professionals and community volunteers! The local organizations include: Atlantic General Hospital, McCready Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, the Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester County Health Departments, The Eastern Shore Division of the American Diabetes Association, Salisbury Urban Ministries, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, TLC (Three Lower Counties), and volunteer citizens from the Eastern Shore of Maryland.