The Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Inc. Receives COVID-19 Funding

Atlanta, GA – [May 28, 2020] – The Diabetes Association of Atlanta (DAA) announced today that it has received a $25,000 grant from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a joint effort from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta. The Fund will support DAA work to deliver virtual diabetes education and medical assistance for communities of underinsured, uninsured, and low-income individuals. This donation will provide immediate support to increase access to effective healthcare and resources for people with greater risks related to COVID-19.

“DAA is positioned to be a part of the response team to meet the needs of those persons with diabetes facing health and economic barriers during this pandemic.” said Karla Hooper, Executive Director of the Diabetes Association of Atlanta. “We are committed to providing services to individuals affected by health disparities, such as minorities, seniors, and those living in urban/rural areas. The Fund permits DAA to address the need for providing access to care and  resources to reduce the current pressure on our health care system.”

To date, the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has raised more than $25 million through collective resources. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta haveidentified the areas of greatest need and the most vulnerable populations to determine where to deliver funds. This round of grants totals $5.3 million and will be distributed to 245 organizations in response to the region’s needs as a result of COVID-19. A grand total of more than $17.3 million from the Fund has been mobilized to benefit 320 nonprofits thus far.

For people seeking assistance, contact the DAA at (404) 527-7150  or diabetes@diabetesatlanta.org. All inquiries are being taken via email or over the phone.

About the Diabetes Association of Atlanta

DAA, founded in 1952, serves the 13 counties in the metro Atlanta community with services in diabetes education classes, early detection screenings, and medical assistance. It does this by promoting community awareness and healthy living to prevent and manage diabetes through innovative community programs. To learn more about DAA, visit diabetesatlanta.org, sign up to receive our communications, and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contact:

Karla Hooper, Executive Director

khooper@diabetesatlanta.org

(404) 527-7154