California Health Collaborative Diabetes Education Program

The Diabetes Education Program (DEP) of the California Health Collaborative implements diabetes prevention and management classes throughout Fresno County.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes


The DEP aims to educate and empower people with diabetes through the implementation of a six-session curriculum which addresses key factors of diabetes management with an emphasis on nutrition and physical activity. The diabetes self-management classes are implemented in both English and Spanish. No doctor referral is required.

The diabetes self-management classes are held in a variety of settings including health centers, schools, community centers, apartments, etc. To learn about the upcoming diabetes self-management classes, please contact Gina Falcon at (559) 244-4544.

Diabetes Prevention Program

The DEP has partnered with Saint Agnes Medical Center to implement the CDC-recognized, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) which is designed to prevent and/or delay type 2 diabetes among individuals with pre-diabetes. To participate in this 12 month program, participants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old and
  • Be overweight (body mass index ≥24; ≥22 if Asian) and
  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and
  • Have a blood test result in the pre-diabetes range within the past year
  • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4% or
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL or
  • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL or
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes
    The DPP will be implemented at four locations in Fresno including the Saint Agnes Care Center – Northwest located at 4770 W Herndon Ave #111, Fresno, CA 93722. For more information regarding the DPP, please contact Julie Ruiz at (559) 244-4554.
  • Diabetes Management Class starting Tuesday, March 24 5:00PM- 7:00PM — workshops happen once a week for six weeks. Each session is 2 hours long. 

Contact Information:

Director of Program Services: Brandi Muro, MPH
Phone: (559) 244-4512

Program Coordinator: Gina Falcon
Phone: (559) 244-4544

Program Coordinator: Julie Ruiz
Phone: (559) 244-4554