American Diabetes Association Announces Fifth Annual John Pipe Voices for Change Award Winners

Diabetes: August 29, 2013

Several leading Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees were presented with the American Diabetes Association’s  John Pipe Voices for Change Award. These programs are recognized for their effective diabetes treatment and prevention services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The awards were presented yesterday at the National Indian Health Board’s 30th Annual Consumer Conference in Traverse City, Mich.

The awards are named in memory of long-time diabetes supporter John Pipe of Wolf Point, Mont., who was a dedicated diabetes advocate and served as a member of the Association’s Native American Initiatives Subcommittee. His longstanding advocacy efforts reached from his local community to Washington, D.C., and affected countless tribal communities.

The 2013 John Pipe Voices for Change Award recognizes SDPI programs that have excelled in the following categories:  Advocacy, Outcomes and Innovation. Read More