WMU News

Pilot health programs to focus on diabetes, heart disease

May 18, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Are you a WMU employee who suffers from diabetes or heart disease? Does your spouse, daughter or son suffer from one of these diseases?

If so, the University Health Management Group invites you to participate in focus groups related to WMU's diabetes and heart disease management pilot programs. These programs, along with an asthma pilot program, are the health management group's top priority for 2000.

Disease management is a coordinated effort to provide health care, support and education to individuals with a specific medical disease or condition. The main objective of WMU's disease management programs is to provide University faculty and staff and their dependents with information about their disease that can improve their health and quality of life.

Participation in the diabetes and heart disease focus groups involves attending a two-hour evening meeting, with dinner provided. The groups are tentatively scheduled to meet at the end of this month or in June.

Those who expressed an interest in the previously announced asthma focus group will be contacted in the near future.
For further information, contact Linda Spiker, Sindecuse Health Center, at 616 387-3282.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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