The Eastern Panhandle Diabetes Coalition is a network of health care organizations and community partners working together to improve the lives of people with diabetes through awareness, prevention, education, and advocacy.

MISSION: To integrate and invigorate all efforts to prevent, manage, and treat diabetes for residents of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

VISION: To create a culture of health that empowers and enables individuals to prevent and manage diabetes.

Facebook Group

The Eastern Panhandle Diabetes Coalition Facebook group offers a community of support and resources for the prevention or management of diabetes. Join our group for up-to-date information and educational resources.

Community Partners

The Eastern Panhandle Diabetes Coalition is the joint effort of community partners including:

  • WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center
  • WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital
  • WVU School of Medicine Eastern Division
  • WVU Extension Services
  • Berkeley-Morgan County Health Department
  • Shenandoah Community Health
  • Panhandle Home Health, Inc.
  • Family Resource Network of the Panhandle
  • Health Care for All – West Virginia
  • WV Department of Health and Human Resources
  • Good Samaritan Free Clinic
  • WV Health Connection
  • Berkeley County Schools

Contact Information

For more information about the Eastern Panhandle Diabetes Coalition, please contact Dana DeJarnett, Health Promotion Coordinator, at


Join us for one of these upcoming events.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Leader Training

Training starts January 19 – March 2, 2022 | Mondays and Wednesdays 1 – 3 p.m.

Become a Workshop Leader to help others learn the skills needed to manage their chronic conditions and enhance their quality of life. You do not need previous teaching or healthcare experience to be a leader, just a willingness to help others improve their health.

Workshops are 6 weeks, one time a week for 2 ½ hours and help participants:

  • Take day-to-day responsibility for their health including physical activity, nutrition, stress management and pain management
  • Work more effectively with their healthcare team
  • Learn problem solving and decision making skills which enable them to confront the challenges of living with chronic conditions

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program teaches individuals to get the most out of life with a chronic condition. The Workshops can be virtual or in person and help build confidence and teach practical skills for managing health, staying active, and enjoying life.

  • Leader training participants will receive a leader manual and book
  • Objectives of training include understanding the components of the program, learning the teaching techniques, and building the skills necessary to teach the class
  • Once Leaders are trained, they will be asked to lead at least 1 workshop a year

For more information or to register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 31814 or email Dana DeJarnett at