Kristine M. Gobbo
FAU Diabetes Education and Research Center Relocates Office to Westgate Community Center in West Palm Beach
Community Health Center expands services to include comprehensive primary care and mental health services, and other services and education
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (December 16, 2013) - Florida Atlantic University’s Diabetes Education and Research Center, a part of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, will relocate to 1650 Osceola Drive; West Palm Beach, FL 33409, on Thursday, January 2, 2014. The new, centrally-based location is at the Westgate Community Center in the heart of West Palm Beach.
Coinciding with its relocation, the FAU Diabetes Education and Research Center will become a program under the new FAU Community Health Center. The Community Health Center will maintain its special niche in diabetes care and education for both children and adults, while providing additional services to its patients, including comprehensive primary care, mental health services, well-child services, chronic disease management, nutrition services, laboratory services, referrals to specialty care and case management.
“This is an exciting time for the FAU Community Health Center, enabling us to go where people live and work to embrace a healthy tomorrow and empower communities while expanding the services we offer to our patients,” said Eugenia Millender, director of the FAU Diabetes Education and Research Center. “By providing a comprehensive, holistic, community-based multidisciplinary approach to managing health care, we help our patients control their health so they can live happy, active and productive lives.”
The FAU Community Health Center provides culturally sensitive care based on the College of Nursing’s philosophy of caring and a commitment to health equity. As a part of FAU, the center is a site to enrich student learning, and faculty research and scholarship.
For more information on the FAU Diabetes and Research Center or newly named FAU Community Health Center, to make an appointment or to inquire about making a donation to support the Community Health Center, call 561-803-8880 or visit www.faudiabetescenter.org.
-FAU-Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.