Community Action

Screenings, bring attention to the cost practicality and health necessity of improved diagnosis in every US medical office and health facility environment. Simple blood testing is a strong diagnostic tool that is severely underutilized, and patients with symptoms still endure at least an average of 10 years, with risk of worsening health and irreversible complications, before diagnosis.

Subsidized & Insurance-Sponsored Blood Tests and annual checks, are an appropriate way to reduce expenses caused by complications, while also contributing to incres in diagnosis statistics. Added costs paid by society currently include infertility, fetal and child development problems, high-risk pregnancies, physical and mental disability, special education needs, childhood obesity, higher occurrence of flu and other contagious illnesses, higher levels of chronic disease, autoimmune conditions, mental illness, emergency and acute conditions, and so on.

Food Bank / Community Kitchen & other Gluten-free food programs, insure that gluten-free food, and separate cooking utensils and preparation are available for those who need it.

Sponsored Health Events, serve many purposes, such as encouragement of support groups, educator awareness, school lunch programs, health practitioners, food vendors, and so on. These events provide better understanding of local and national organizations, personal and medical wellness practices and preventative measures, and serve to encourage local businesses and organizations to become supportive resources.

Phone Hotline, is a central point for navigating available resources and provides basic information and starting point.  

Printed & Online Educational Materials, various formats: Booklet, e-book, pamphlet, wiki, blog, e-newsletter, web site, article reprints, videos, and mini-cookbooks, all are useful for learning about the gluten-free diet, nutritious eating, and maintaining the diet well. current food and drug lists, tips on managing health issues, how to order in a restaurant, follow up with doctors, and more.
Medical and Dental office waiting rooms offer an opportunity to distribute health information. School health offices, and clinics for diabetes, cardiac care, dental care, and physical therapy are encouraged to provide materials as well.