DPAC News

New Staff

Hello! I would like to take a brief moment and introduce myself. My name is Kim Lombard. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and I work with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in the Diabetes and Kidney Unit. I will be picking up where Anne left off (see Anne's goodbye message below) with coordinating DPAC efforts. I will be working closely with co-chairs Dr. Paul Dake and Lynn Gray. I look forward to working with all of you to further the mission of DPAC.

November 2016 Meeting

The speaker presentations from our November meeting are posted to the website.

Goodbye from Anne

To the DPAC Board and Membership: I would like to share with you that as of December, I have taken a new job in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as the Coordinator of the Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Initiative. My years working with DPAC were very gratifying and I will always remember the commitment of DPAC's members to its mission, workgroups and meetings.

DPAC began in the late 1970s as a subcommittee of the Governor's Chronic Disease Advisory Board. We are therefore entering the fifth decade of DPAC's important service. As you achieve this historical milestone, I wish you the membership, the DPAC Board and the new coordinator great successes in your efforts to bring together partners to help people both prevent and manage diabetes. My email address has remained the same and is esdalea@michigan.gov. I hope our paths cross again in the future.

-Anne Esdale

2017 Hometown Health Hero Nomination Request

Everyone knows individuals or organizations in their community that are doing great work to improve the health and safety of their community. Such people and organizations deserve to be recognized. Why not nominate them for the 2017 Hometown Health Hero Award? It is not too late. Nominations are open until February 24. Awards will be presented at the State Capitol on April 19, 2017 at 11:30 am.

Find more information and the nomination form.