The Faith and Diabetes Initiative

WE’RE LAUNCHING COHORT 3 ON OCTOBER 26: We would love for you to join us!

 

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.

Diabetes affects all Houstonians: our families, our communities, our schools, our workplaces, our places of worship and ultimately our economy
— Mayor Sylvester Turner

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:

  1. Diabetes self-management and treatment;

  2. Diabetes prevention and awareness;

  3. Religious Belief, Practice, and Health;

  4. Leadership and Communication;

  5. Evaluation techniques and principles.

  6. Peer Support Strategies

THE NEXT TRAINING WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER, 2019

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Faith and Diabetes Summit participants discuss how best to engage communities of faith in diabetes prevention, October 26, 2016

Faith and Diabetes Summit participants discuss how best to engage communities of faith in diabetes prevention, October 26, 2016

Action Work Group Members