THE FAITH AND DIABETES INITIATIVE
by Institute for Spirituality and Health at Texas Medical Center with support from other stakeholders involved in Cities Changing Diabetes - Houston
is an effort to engage leaders within communities of faith around diabetes awareness, prevention, and treatment. Central to The Faith and Diabetes Initiative is the Congregational Health Leadership program, which empowers lay leaders in diverse communities of faith to address pressing health issues, with a special focus on diabetes.
The evidence-based curriculum, which was created by a multi-sector, stakeholder-driven work group, driven by Institute for Spirituality and Health at Texas Medical Center and organized as part of Cities Changing Diabetes - Houston, features six themes:
Diabetes self-management and treatment;
Diabetes prevention and awareness;
Religious Belief, Practice, and Health;
Leadership and Communication;
Evaluation techniques and principles.
Peer Support Strategies