Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Southern Tier Diabetes Coalition

Coalition Members & Contact Information 

Broome County
The Diabetes Prevention & Control Program
Broome County Health Department                                
225 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Colleen Davis, Public Health Educator - 607.778.3927
Carrie Abbott, Supervising Public Health Educator - 607.778.2884
Broome County Health Department 
Lourdes Diabetes Center
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905                                         
 Lourdes Diabetes Center
Rural Health Network of South Central New York
2663 Main Street
Whitney Point, NY 13862                  
Joy Stalker, Director of Health Promotion - 607.692.7669
 Rural Health Network of South Central New York
United Health Services Diabetes Education and Management Center
40 Arch Street
Johnson City, NY 13790                                                 
 United Health Services
Broome County Office for Aging
Broome County Office Building
60 Hawley Street
PO Box 1766
Binghamton, NY 13902
Donna Bates, Nutrition Services Coordinator - 607.778.2112
Rita Fluharty, Assistant Nutrition Services Coordinator -
Broome County Office for Aging
Chenango County
Chenango Health Network
24 Conkey Avenue
Norwich, NY 13815                              
Stephanie Miller, Chronic Disease Program Director - 607.337.4128
Chenango Health Network 
Chenango Memorial Hospital
179 N. Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815                                                           
Pamela Lyons, RN Certified Diabetes Educator - 607.337.4136
United Health Services 
Delaware County
Delaware County Public Health
99 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753                                     
Heather Warner, Health Education Coordinator - 607.746.3166
Delaware County New York 
Tioga County
Tioga County Health Department
1062 Route 38
PO Box 120
Owego, NY 13827           
Tina Slavik, Public Health Educator - 607.687.8574
Tioga County New York 


Mission Meltaway Program

Mission Meltaway is a free six-week healthy weight management education class that utilizes a group approach to weight loss.  This program is held in Broome, Chenango, and Delaware Counties. The program incorporates prevention strategies related to improved nutrition and increased physical activity to initiate and reinforce lifestyle changes.  Meetings cover a range of topics including menu planning, nutrition, physical activity, and mental health.  Participants have the opportunity to listen to expert speakers and receive incentives. Southern Tier Diabetes Coalition members provide education on risk factors for type 2 diabetes, signs and symptoms of diabetes, pre-diabetes, prevention of type 2 diabetes, and diabetes management.  There is a physical activity instruction component to the program, and all participants are provided a comparison of “before and after” physical assessments such as body mass index (BMI) and weight.

Week 1: Kick-Off Bash-  Introduction to the program
Week 2: Nutrition education covering topics such as portion control, label reading and fad diets
Week 3: Grocery shopping, recipe modification and food preparation
Week 4: Diabetes prevention and control education
Week 5: Physical activity education and instruction
Week 6: Ending Bash- Program wrap-up and stress management education

Simply Health Wellness Program

The Rural Health Network and the Tioga County Health Department offer the Simply Health Wellness Program at no cost through the Southern Tier Diabetes Coalition. Sessions are held once a week for nine weeks.  Simply Health is designed to help participants live a healthier life through better eating habits, increased physical activity and stress reduction. Class lessons are presented by area health, nutrition and fitness professionals. Incentives, including pedometers and stretch bands, are given to participants to encourage continued activity outside of the classroom.

Southern Tier Diabetes Coalition Resource Guide

This is a free resource guide offering information about resources throughout Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Tioga Counties. If you would like a Resource Guide, please call toll-free: 1.877.276.1019.  Other educational pamphlets are also available at no cost.

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