Coalition activities are open to individuals and organizations that want to be part of a collaboration to prevent and reduce diabetes and its complications. We celebrate the advocacy and passion of our members with the Sally Joy Leadership Award.

2022 DPAC Forum: Food For Thought

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Okemos Event Center
2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864


Deadline to register is Friday, October 7th. 50 spaces available. No cost to attend!

chalk drawing of human brain alongside healthy food View the Fall Forum Agenda

For people with chronic disease, including diabetes, the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and mental health play an important role in disease management

We have created an agenda of topics that need to be “thought about or considered carefully”, hence Food for Thought! The planned topics will inform about the impacts of food insecurity and how community programs and health systems are addressing this barrier to improve health outcomes for people with chronic disease.

To look at the importance of individual care, we will highlight information about mental health and suicide prevention and how it relates to chronic disease

We have also planned a presentation to further understand pharmacy services and how pharmacists are providing support with disease management. To wrap up the day, we will hear about diabetes advocacy efforts and make time for networking.

Previous DPAC Forums

Sally Joy Award Nominations

Do you know someone who should be recognized for their leadership and passion for diabetes prevention and/or management? DPAC is accepting nominations for the Sally Joy Leadership Award.

Submit your Sally Joy Leadership Award nomination.

Sally Joy Award

Sally Joy In 2012, the Coalition recognized Sally Joy for her advocacy and passion promoting diabetes and kidney disease programs to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

In honor of Sally's leadership efforts, DPAC, along with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), annually recognizes a deserving partner with the Sally Joy Leadership Award.

Get Involved!

DPAC membership meeting DPAC, founded in 1977, is a partnership of individuals and organizations who actively work to inform, motivate and activate people in Michigan who have diabetes or work with people with diabetes.

Become part of a statewide effort to prevent diabetes and reduce diabetes prevalence and complications in Michigan. Be a change agent-locally and statewide.

How Do I Participate in DPAC?

Attend the DPAC Forum in the Lansing area. Join our email list and participate in diabetes activities in Michigan. For more information on meeting times, dates, and activities, please contact dpacmi@gmail.com.

Background Information

The following documents provide background on DPAC.