engages diverse communities of faith to address diabetes through education, prevention, and self-management programs.
Faith & diabetes is part of Cities Changing Diabetes, a global initiative which helps communities understand their unique set of diabetes challenges, identify areas and populations at greatest risk, and design targeted interventions that can put change in motion.
The Faith & Diabetes Initiative is currently active in two cities - Houston and Philadelphia.
is driven by the Institute for Spirituality and Health at Texas Medical Center with support from other stakeholders involved in Cities Changing Diabetes - Houston.
The Faith and Diabetes Initiative seeks to empower diverse communities of faith in Greater Houston to better understand and address diabetes awareness, prevention, and management with special attention to religious belief, practice, and community life. We believe that faith and health are inextricably linked, and that communities of faith have a key role to play in terms of making Houston a healthier place to live, work, and play.