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TV Program Highlights Diabetes Prevention & Control - in 6 Languages (Jan. 15th, 2007)
Public TV program highlights diabetes prevention and control – with broadcasts and streaming video in six languages
Diabetes, its risk factors, and how to prevent this increasingly common disease, particularly among new immigrant and ethnic communities, is in the spotlight, starting Jan. 21st on public television. As part of a public health series, the diabetes program is broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television Channel 17 in six languagesSpanish, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, Lao and Khmer. This series is produced in partnership with the Steps to a Healthier Minneapolis and Steps to a Healthier St. Paul programs and the Minnesota Department of Health by Emergency Community Health Outreach (ECHO), a coalition of cultural and community groups serving Southeast Asian, Hispanic and Somali populations in the Twin Cities area.
The diabetes program will feature public health experts and local bilingual hosts from ethnic and community groups, and presents culturally specific information on diabetes, healthy eating and physical fitness. The diabetes program will air on tpt-MN-Channel 17 in the Twin Cities metro area on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m in Spanish. at 8:20 p.m. in Hmong, and at 8:40 p.m in Somali. The program will also air on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m in Vietnamese, at 8:20 p.m in Lao. and at 8:40 p.m in Khmer. In greater Minnesota, check local listings for channel information. Programs are also available for download from http://www.echominnesota.org under “Health and Safety Topics.”
To learn more about Steps to a HealthierMN visit www.stepstoahealthiermn.org