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A monthly update complete with the latest news and resources brought to you by the
Diabetes Action Council of South Carolina (DAC)

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect people from racial and ethnic minority groups and encourage action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications. Learn more about NMHM.

The 2022 NMHM theme is Give Your Community a Boost! As noted by the HHS Office of Minority Health, COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster, is one of the strongest tools we have to end the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color.



COVID-19 Booster Shot

On March 29, 2022, the CDC updated booster dose guidance to expand eligibility for some people to get a second vaccine booster. Adults age 50 and older and some immunocompromised individuals are now eligible to get a second Pfizer or Moderna booster dose at least 4 months after their first booster (whether they received a Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson booster). Older adults—especially those with underlying medical conditions—and people with compromised immune systems are at higher risk of severe health impacts if infected by COVID-19, and are therefore among those most likely to benefit from the additional protection of a second booster shot.

Booster Toolkit

Redi Alliance Presents: "The Uncomfortable Truth"
Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker
Loki Mulholland 

NACDD recognizes that racism is a public health crisis. It is appropriate, during Minority Health Month, to take a look back at a webinar about a powerful film called "The Uncomfortable Truth". The film shows what happens when the son of civil rights hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America.  he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story. This webinar goes behind the scenes as the filmmaker takes questions about his research and the making of the film. 

The entire film is available to rent on Amazon Prime. 

Watch Webinar Here
National #DiabetesAlertDay Recap

For National #DiabetesAlertDay, Health Care Partners of South Carolina (HCPSC) hosted guests in the center’s auditorium to view a Live Virtual Cooking Show with Celebrity Chef & Novo Nordisk spokesperson, Tiffany Derry. This event was sponsored by Diabetes Action Council of SC (DAC) and DHEC’s Division of Diabetes & Heart Disease Management. After watching the cooking demonstration by Chef Derry, participants ate the tasty meal prepared by the HCPSC Diabetes Prevention and Education Team, and took home healthy recipes and a salad shaker provided by #InItTogetherSC

Through their core programs, community outreach and partnerships, HCPSC is dedicated to the prevention of diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such obesity and heart disease. We encourage you to find out if you—or someone you love—are at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes by taking the quick and simple Risk Test. 
Take the Risk Test Here

Be sure to subscribe to our DAC Flicks Channel on YouTube.
There you will find episodes of Wellness Wednesday, the "In It Together SC: Preventing Diabetes in South Carolina" docuseries, and more!



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