Hawaii became the first state to “Screen at 23″on March 22, 2016. The Hawaii State Legislature voted to pass Joint Resolution S.R. 23. In Hawaii, where close to half of the population is of Asian American descent, screening at 23 would reveal more than 10,000 additional cases of diabetes and more than 30,000 new cases of prediabetes and allow treatment to begin, interventions occur before damaging associated conditions develop or worsen, or make diabetes prevention possible. To view the Hawaii resolution click here.
California followed the San Francisco and Hawaii resolutions, passing it’s own Screen at 23 resolution, SCR 134 by State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, on September 9, 2016. Screening at 23 in California would reveal close to 70,000 additional cases of type 2 diabetes in Asian Americans, and many more cases of prediabetes. To view the resolution click here.
On January 25, 2018, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed a Joint Resolution to Screen at 23. Screening at 23 in Massachusetts would reveal over 6,000 additional cases of type 2 diabetes in Asian Americans. View the resolution here.
Washington State passed its Screen at 23 Resolution on April 27, 2019. To view the resolution in another window, use the “download” link below: