Our African American Initiatives are a targeted approach to increasing the awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and emphasizing the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices such as moving more and eating healthier.
African American Initiatives develop culturally appropriate materials and community-based activities that empower, educate and create measurable differences in the prevalence of diabetes and its complications among people of African descent. The vision of the initiative is a healthier community living free from diabetes and it's complications.
The target audience is all people of African descent living in the United States whether they identify themselves as being African American, Black, African or from the Caribbean.
Workshops and Events: Community-based educational programs/workshops are an important part of the African American Initiatives. Through fun and informative workshops conducted by trained Association staff and volunteers, community members can learn more about diabetes, the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active on a regular basis. Description of workshops:
- Fit and Faithful, Body and Soul - This workshop teaches the importance of physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight in the management of diabetes. Participants learn why physical activity is important and how to incorporate more movement into their daily routine.
- O’ Taste and See - Demonstrates healthy eating and cooking for the entire family, particularly family members with diabetes, and how best to integrate healthy eating into everyday life. Participants will learn healthier ways to prepare food and be able to identify appropriate portion sizes.
- A Clean Heart - This workshop provides important information to help you understand the link between heart disease and diabetes.
- Power Over Diabetes - This workshop creates awareness about diabetes, diabetes management and treatment of diabetes.
- Train Up a Child - This workshop creates awareness that type 2 diabetes is increasing among African American youth and teaches how to assist youth in becoming healthier.
Project Power is growing rapidly to throughout the San Antonio Community.
For more information, please contact Tiffani Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-829-1765 ext. 6129
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