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  • Standard 3:

  • Evaluation of Population Served

  • Who are you serving with

  • your DSMES service?

  • You need to know

  • your population's demographics,

  • like ethnicity,

  • sex,

  • age,

  • levels of education, and

  • prevalence of diabetes.

  • The information can be found in

  • published sources by the US Census,

  • CDC, or your state health department.

  • You also need to know what

  • your audience's needs are.

  • Needs might include new resources

  • like interpreter services

  • or multi-language

  • or large-print materials.

  • Or they might include

  • changes to existing services,

  • like shifting meeting hours,

  • adding more meeting locations,

  • or offering services

  • through mobile apps or telehealth.

  • Through evaluation,

  • you'll be better prepared to reach

  • your population by knowing

  • their collective needs.

  • Get to know your DSMES audience!

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