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.

2023 DPAC Forum - SAVE THE DATE!

November 9, 2023 at the Okemos Event Center

2023 Sally Joy Leadership Award - NOMINATIONS OPEN!

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.

Sally Joy Award recipients have included personal advocates, researchers, and health care workers who are committed to improving the life of people with diabetes.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, October 6, 2023, ­­­­and the award will be presented at the November 9, 2023, DPAC Forum.

Submit a nomination!

2022 DPAC Forum: Food For Thought

2022 DPAC membership meeting Thank you to all the presenters and attendees for your participation in the 2022 DPAC Forum and to ADA for your advocacy updates.

The days agenda included topics that informed 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. We highlighted information about mental health and suicide prevention and how it relates to chronic disease. Lastly, we learned about pharmacy services and how pharmacists are providing support with disease management.

We hope you were able to make new connections and continue to work through the year to make a difference in the lives of people living with diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Previous DPAC Forums

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.

2022 recipient Jennifer Nicodemus and Amy Ohmer, 2018 recipient

2022 Sally Joy Award Presented to Jennifer Nicodemus

Congratulations to our 2022 Sally Joy Leadership Award recipient, Jennifer Nicodemus, State Alliance of Michigan YMCAs. Jen has dedicated much of her career to finding innovative ways to connect YMCAs and work together to effectively combat the rise of diabetes in the state of MI.

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.