Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc.
Celebrating Eight Years of Community Outreach and Advocacy 

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                        All change starts with a distant rumble at the grassroots level.​

                                                            Our Mission

Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. mission is to subside the diabetes burden by implementing behavior change strategies to eradicate health disparities. Our work executes evidence-based practices and innovative approaches to promote social, emotional, and economic wellness and well-being. We are a community-based charitable foundation dedicated to aiding people affected by diabetes by raising public awareness through education, outreach, and advocacy.

We have served 5,839 people and logged 6,720 hours of volunteering- and counting. 

    ~ Our VisionTo decrease the rapid growth of diabetes by creating supportable opportunities for those affected by diabetes, to live healthier and longer lives, preventing the life-threatening complications.

    ~ Our Core Values: Positive Change. Leadership. Empowerment. Good Stewardship. Community.

    ~ We will... Respect Everyone. Take Action with Integrity. Serve with Dignity. Maintain Public’s Trust. 

What Differentiates Us? To summarize, we render a solution. We are the only community organization in the state of Georgia led by Community Health Workers and Patient Navigators advancing a tailored approach to promoting community empowerment and social justice in healthcare.  We love building healthier communities and people notice our compassion-concentrated difference. Our approach has been proven to be beneficial across cultures, and communities.

                                                                         In Memory Of, Ruby A. Neeson (1950-2006)

Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. was founded by Mutima Jackson-Anderson, and George Anderson in 2012 as a support group for individuals and families affected by diabetes. 

Within a year of establishing the foundation, Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. advanced from a small support group to a year-round, full-service community outreach-advocacy organization committed to creating opportunities and improving access to healthcare. 

The center of Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. activity is recommending and promoting diabetes prevention, self-management
and non-clinical outreach. 

Diabetes is a crucial public health barrier that is progressing in the direction of epidemic percentages. To decrease the rapid growth rate of diabetes and to meet the needs of those affected by diabetes in rural, low-income and underserved communities, Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. offers supportable, wraparound services. 

Volunteers and generous donors and sponsors make it possible for Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. to provide free services to the community. Donations and contributions support our community outreach efforts throughout the state of Georgia.  

Who was Ruby A. Neeson: Ruby A. Neeson was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the eldest of five siblings. She was a graduated of Morris Brown College. After obtaining a B.A in English, Neeson worked as a Community Center Director with the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation for 15 years before embarking on a career as a school teacher. Neeson was also a freelance writer, publishing work with the Atlanta Inquirer. Her hobbies included reading and writing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved-ones. Neeson was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1999. After suffering a stroke in January 2006, She passed from diabetes complications on July 4, 2006. 

Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. was established by Ruby A. Neeson's daughter, Mutima Jackson-Anderson to heighten awareness of diabetes and its life-threatening complications; as well as to amalgamate and cultivate advocacy efforts in respect of reinforcing government funded programs, diabetes research, countering discrimination, and ensuring vulnerable populations acquire adequate access to health care services. 

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