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May 5, 2005
Diabetes prevention conference for people of African and Caribbean descent
Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Place: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.

Toronto Public Health will participate in "Health: A Legacy for the 21st
Century", a conference focused on improving the health of people of African and
Caribbean descent.

Sponsored by the African Caribbean Diabetes Prevention Program, the conference
features keynote speaker Dr. Patricia Rodney, Director, Master of Public Health
Program and Associate Professor in Community Health & Preventative Medicine at
Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Toronto Public Health’s Dr. Hazel Stewart, Director, Dental and Oral Health
Services and Vida Stevens, Manager, Peer Nutrition Program will be
participating in the conference.

The conference features a panel discussions on the health status of the African
and Caribbean Canadian community. Interactive workshops and displays include:
  • sustainability of community-based health programs
  • living with diabetes
  • diabetes, hypertension and heart disease
  • stress reduction strategies
  • promoting healthy traditional and new foods.

    For more information about the conference, please contact Sandra Young,

    Media contact:

    Frank Giorno
    Toronto Public Health



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