Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 3:45 am
The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) announced its funding of the Family Wellness Program managed by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix.
The Ivy Foundation is the largest privately funded brain cancer research foundation in North America; Catherine Ivy is the founder and president of the Ivy Foundation.
The Family Wellness Program is a culturally responsive diabetes intervention program that provides education, lifestyle improvement skills, medical, and counseling services to adults, children, and their families who have been diagnosed with diabetes and pre-diabetes and its associated comorbidities (two or more medical conditions present simultaneously in a patient).
The overall goal is to empower these families with the knowledge, tools and skills to make health a priority throughout their lives.