Idaho diabetes center receives $20,000 grant from Regence Foundation

 
Regence employee Jenny Royer nominated the center as part of Regence’s third annual employee-nominated Transformation Grant program.
 
“Humphreys has been a part of my family for a long time,” said Royer. “My grandfather was involved in establishing the center, and my mom, who has Type 2 diabetes, is a patient there. Because of Humphreys and the education they gave my mom, she has been able to take control of her diabetes and manage her condition really well.”
 
Humphreys Diabetes Center provides education in diabetes self-management and prevention to people with or at-risk for diabetes, their families and health care professionals. The center has five outpatient facilities and four inpatient facilities. It provides diabetes services and education to more than 4,500 patients each year and more than 550 health care providers.

“With the number of Idaho residents diagnosed with diabetes increasing 216 percent over the past decade, the need for diabetes education and prevention is critical,” said Michael Alexander, Regence Foundation board chairman. “We applaud Humphreys Diabetes Center for the innovative and collaborative work they’re doing to combat diabetes in Idaho through education and case management.”
 
About The Regence Foundation
The Regence Foundation is the corporate foundation of Regence, the largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain region and a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. A 501(c)3 grantmaking organization, the Foundation partners with organizations driving significant change in health care delivery and accessibility in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Through its Sojourns program, the Foundation also supports organizations advancing quality palliative and end-of-life care. For more information visit www.RegenceFoundation.orgor www.twitter.com/RegenceGives.