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.
Sally Joy

Sally Joy Award

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.

2023 Sally Joy Award Presented to Sarah Chapel

2023 recipient Sarah Chapel, on the right, with Lauren Neely, MDHHS Diabetes Unit manager Congratulations to our 2023 Sally Joy Leadership Award recipient, Sarah Chapel (RDN,CDCES), Henry Ford Health – Diabetes Education Center. Sarah has been a leader in her position and has worked with stakeholders to improve health care systems, coordinated efforts among health providers to reduce barriers to care for people with diabetes and offered solutions to reach people in the community to provide diabetes support. She is truly making an impact on people with diabetes in the state of Michigan.

Get Involved!

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. DPAC membership meeting

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Background Information

The following documents provide background on DPAC.