OHE & VUMC Nurses Share Diabetes Education Toolkits with Charis Health Center

The Office of Health Equity has collaborated on a health equity toolkit project with VUMC's Adult Ambulatory Nursing Services and Charis Health Center. Charis Health Center serves residents in Wilson County who do not have access to health insurance, including those who are homebound for various reasons. In late February of 2023, the VUMC nurses and members of the OHE team met at Charis's satellite clinic in Mount Juliet to share the Diabetes Education Toolkits in English and Spanish. The goal is for Charis volunteers to utilize these toolkits to educate and equip community members to make well-informed decisions for their health. This education will help improve homebound, adult engagement in their health, as well as improve health outcomes through culturally tailored toolkits, diabetes-friendly food boxes, and home visits. For more information about Charis Health Center, visit their website.