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Diabetes Clinic Day: Sweeping Effort Focuses on Fresno County



California Optometric Association

Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Health Plan

Clinica Sierra Vista

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Diabetes Clinic Day: Sweeping Effort Focuses on Fresno County

Clinica Sierra Vista, Anthem Blue Cross and CA Optometric Association host “Diabetes Day” to Provide Important Preventative Services to Fresno County


FRESNO, Calif. – This Saturday, Dec. 1, Fresno County will be the focus of a much-needed sweeping effort to reverse the troubling diabetes epidemic in California. The appointment-based Diabetes Clinic Day is part of a partnership between Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Health Plan, the California Optometric Association (COA) and Clinica Sierra Vista to connect Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal members with life-saving, comprehensive diabetes care, including eye exams and diabetic education, and aims to ensure diabetic patients have at least annual contact with a medical provider.

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in California, and the Central Valley is suffering some of the worst effects of this costly and deadly disease. Experts are alarmed at the exploding rates of amputations related to diabetes. In 2016, Fresno County had the highest rate of amputations per 100,000 residents among any county counted. This is why Fresno will be the focus of a sweeping new effort to reverse the troubling diabetes epidemic in California.

WHO:           Clinica Sierra Vista, California Optometric Association, and Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Health Plan

WHAT:         Fresno Diabetes Clinic Day at Clinica Sierra Vista to reverse the costly and deadly epidemic of diabetes in California. Comprehensive diabetes screening to include: eye exams, blood pressure screenings, blood work and diabetic education for local Medi-Cal members.

WHEN:         Saturday, December 1, 2018

                      10AM – 11AM event open to media for tours and interviews

                      8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

WHERE:    Elm/Family Community Center
                    2740 S. Elm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706

ENTREVISTAS EN ESPAÑOL: Médicos y representantes que hablan español estarán disponibles para entrevistas.


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About Anthem Blue Cross Medicaid Health Plan

Anthem Blue Cross of California, dba Anthem Blue Cross Medicaid Health Plan, helps improve health care access and quality for approximately 1.2 million Californians by developing innovative care management programs and services. Anthem Blue Cross’ top priority is the health and well-being of our members and we are committed to providing members with access to comprehensive health care. Through health education and community outreach programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Association. To learn more, visit https://mss.anthem.com/ca. Also, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/anthemBC_News or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AnthemBlueCrossMediCal.


About California Optometric Association

California Optometric Association is an organization of doctors of optometry statewide working to assure quality health care for all Californians.


About Clinica Sierra Vista

Clinica Sierra Vista is a Federally Qualified Health Center with 32 licensed health care clinics in Kern, Fresno and Inyo counties serving nearly 150,000 patients.  As the leading safety-net provider, Clinica has been delivering quality and comprehensive primary and preventable health care services to the most medically vulnerable, low-income, underserved residents of all ages, since 1971. Clinica strongly believes in everyone’s right to quality health care; therefore, no one is denied services based on race, religion, ethnicity, sex, age, disability or economic status. To learn more about Clinica Sierra Vista’s services, visit us at:  www: clinicasierravista.org or follow us on social media:












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