The Role of the Community Environment in Managing Diabetes Risk

Earle Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., discusses social and economic conditions—such as barriers to accessing healthy food, stable housing, and safe recreational areas—and how these factors affect patients' ability to manage their risk of developing diabetes. Dr. Chambers is director of the division of research in the department of family and social medicine and associate professor of family and social medicine and of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and Montefiore.