ADJ Diabetes Brazil's new website
ADJ Diabetes Brazil receives Health Access Grant to make greater impact for people living with the chronic disease.
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Those employees nominated ADJ for one of the Medtronic Foundation’s Health Access Grants. The non-profit program makes direct financial contributions to organizations committed to expanding access to health care for the underserved.
“We rely on those local employees who know their communities and the organizations that are making a difference,” says Jennifer Chavez Rubio, Medtronic Foundation’s Senior Director of Global Engagement. “We offer two-year grants that allow organizations to do some amazing work and greatly impact the community.”
With the Foundation’s support, ADJ was able to build a new website – complete with a mobile version. The platform provides more information for patients and has allowed for greater engagement on social media. Leoni says the results have exceeded expectations.
“We immediately noticed a 90 percent increase in new visitors and a demand from people wanting to volunteer.”
For 36 years, ADJ Diabetes Brazil has been committed to raising awareness, educating the public, and supporting those impacted by the disease. The organization offers free screenings, nutritional classes, public awareness campaigns, and even summer camps for children living with diabetes.
The organization’s CEO believes that impact will only grow.
“We know that 18,000 people have come through here,” says ADJ CEO Carlos José Augusto da Costa. “And when we see the joy in people who get things under control, that’s when we feel satisfaction. We won’t stop.”
Since 2014, 122 Medtronic Foundation Health Access Grants have been made in 18 countries totaling $8 million. In 2016, the number of communities making Health Access Grants was increased from 36 to 72.