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ORLANDO, Fla. — Winn-Dixie on Tuesday joined the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, an initiative aimed at tipping the scales against the epidemic of diabetes, prediabetes and obesity by expanding access to community-based programs that use evidence-based approaches to help prevent and control diabetes.
“We welcome Winn-Dixie as a new alliance partner and look forward to working together to help people in Florida and across the country learn how to take control of their diabetes and improve their health,” stated Deneen Vojta, SVP UnitedHealth Group and chief clinical officer of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance. “The DPCA programs have been proven to make an impact on the nation’s diabetes epidemic, and new partners like Winn-Dixie are helping to broaden the reach of these programs to help individuals, families and communities live healthier lives.”
Trained Winn-Dixie pharmacists in 29 select Florida Winn-Dixie stores in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa will support patients enrolled in the Alliance’s Diabetes Control Program to help people with diabetes learn to better manage their condition and adhere to their physicians’ recommendations.
Winn-Dixie joins UnitedHealth Group, the Y, Walgreens, Novo Nordisk, Albertsons, Kroger and others as Alliance partners.