Starr Flores, director of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center, was presented with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) LEARN Outreach Award during the ADA Coastal Bend Appreciation Dinner in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Starr Flores, Director of the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center, holds the ADA LEARN award

Starr Flores, director of the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center, was presented with the American Diabetes Association LEARN Outreach Award for her commitment to improving the lives of those affected by diabetes.

Each year, the ADA recognizes volunteers in the community who demonstrate steadfast dedication to improving the lives of those affected by diabetes. Flores was honored with the LEARN Outreach Award for her “significant and ongoing commitment to those affected by diabetes by organizing, conducting, and facilitating Association programs and activities that provide education, raise awareness and deliver services.”

As director of the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center, Flores oversees the center’s Diabetes Education Program, which provides education and resources to those diagnosed with diabetes and their families. The program has reached thousands of individuals in the Coastal Bend community since its inception in 2000 and has recently expanded to Kingsville, Cuero and Victoria, Texas to provide much needed services in those areas.

“I am very honored to receive this award from the American Diabetes Association,” Flores said.  “However, while my name is on the plaque, the real award winner is my team of dedicated professionals who ensure the diabetes education message continues to be heard. Without them, this award would not have been possible.”

— Lindsey Hendrix

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