142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Initiative

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

David Lau, DPM, MBA/MPH, CDR, USPHS , ICE Health Service Corps, Department of Homeland Security, Santa Ana, CA
Alicia Hoard, OTRL, MA, CPed. , Rehabilitation Branch, National Hansen Disease Program, Baton Rouge, LA

Learning Areas:

Basic medical science applied in public health
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the 5 basic components of the LEAP program.

Keyword(s): Diabetes, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a podiatrist with 20 years’ experience in both conservative and surgical care, especially with the diabetic population working for numerous years with Indian Health Service and also deploying with the US Coast Guard to IHS sites in the Arctic treating the Alaska Native population. I am also a Pedorthist, and established a Diabetic Shoe Program in addition. We had the one of the lowest if not the lowest amputation rate in IHS.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.