The Jess Parrish Medical Foundation was awarded a $15,000 grant from the
McKesson Foundation for the Parrish Medical Center Diabetes Education
Program, located at 951 N. Washington Avenue in Titusville. The grant
will help the Diabetes Education Program with its mission to provide quality,
cost effective, diabetes education to all patients with diabetes in North
The PMC Diabetes Education Program recognizes the needs of the under-served
and uninsured and provides community outreach programs to address these
specific needs. Provisions are made for those patients with financial
needs in the form of an Insulin Voucher Program. This system is used to
provide a one-time, 30-day supply of diabetes medications to individuals
without the funds or insurance necessary to provide this medication. The
grant will provide approximately 75 individuals with insulin vouchers.
The participants are then assisted with finding long-term, alternative
sources to fund their medication needs.
“The beneficiaries of the Insulin Voucher Program greatly appreciate
the loving kindness of the service, knowing they owe nothing in return.
We are grateful to the McKesson Foundation for allowing us to continue
this program,” says Kimberly Fischer, manager, PMC Diabetes Education Program.
In the United States today, approximately 25.8 million people are known
to have diabetes. That’s 8.3 percent of the population. The key
to successful diabetes self-management is education and communication
with your healthcare professionals. The PMC Diabetes Education Program
is the longest running hospital-based education program in Brevard County.
It has been providing timely, comprehensive, and cost-effective care to
patients since 1995, and continues to offer appropriate and quality education.
Call 321-268-6699 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Go
online to www.parrishmed.com and look under Programs and Services for
more diabetes information, including a free DiabetesAware online self-assessment.