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  Margaret Handley’s “STAR MAMA” diabetes education program featured in Spanish-language media La Opinión and Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (MUA) organization newsletter
Sep 27, 2017 STAR MAMA, a diabetes education program of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations's Center for Health and Risk in Minority youth and adults (CHARM), was featured in Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión and the Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (MUA) organization’s summer newsletter.

The Spanish language article in La Opinión titled (in English) “STAR MAMA: an education program for Latina Moms” was written by Suzanne Manneh, MPH, with input from the project’s team. It describes the development of the Program, facts about diabetes prevention strategies for women who had gestational diabetes, and shares links to videos created by the team. La Opinión is a Spanish-language daily newspaper based in Los Angeles, CA and is the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States. Click here to read the article: https://laopinion.com/2017/09/14/star-mama-un-programa-educativo-para-las-madres-latinas/#

La Opinión and the Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (MUA) partnered with STAR MAMA and colleagues at San Francisco State University, including CHARM’s Maricel Santos, to co-create a curriculum for an English as a second language (ESL) class. The ESL class was focused on building health and literacy skills for diabetes prevention, as well as increasing communication techniques used by STAR MAMA health coaches. The culminating project was a cookbook where one participant contributed a green smoothie recipe and shared: “[it] made me feel great during my pregnancy and helped me prevent gestational diabetes.”

ABOUT STAR MAMA: Margaret Handley is the lead Principal Investigator of STAR MAMA, which stands for “Support via Telephone Advice and Resources,” an adapted bilingual, English and Spanish, diabetes education program and curriculum that is health coach focused. The team also conducted a randomized research study in the greater San Francisco Bay Area examining the impact of STAR MAMA on diabetes risk among postpartum women who had gestational diabetes in their pregnancy. To learn more about diabetes prevention, visit us on the CVP YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quNEQVdxr_A&index=1&list=PLEOBIqZhMk0FcE7Q-arqULL6y7-8oUKyh
 



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