A Diabetes and Prevention Project For Your Community
A grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been awarded to the Center for Appalachian Philanthropy (AppaPhil). The purpose of the grant is to begin work with people in the Appalachian region—including your community—to reduce diabetes risk. Research shows more work needs to be done in areas such as social ideas, group actions, environmental and local policy. The AppaPhil grant project will be mindful of family, neighborhood, and community needs. For example, the unavailability of healthy foods in neighborhood stores, limited food choices, lack of recreational facilities, and of safe places for play will be addressed. In addition, housing, education, health and environmental concerns will be addressed. Policies that influence health behaviors and disease risks will also be given attention.
There are four primary goals of the grant project:
- Strengthen diabetes coalitions in each participating county.
- Map county assets and create a local strategic plan.
- Strategically address local diabetes prevention.
- Implement sustainable community actions.