Southeast Diabetes

Faith Initiative

About SDFI

The Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative (SDFI) is a 5-state faith-based project designed to expand access and utilization of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). The goal of this multi-faceted initiative is to create a sustainable infrastructure within faith-based institutions to effectively deliver diabetes prevention curriculum and education to designated populations within the following geographic areas: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

These faith-based diabetes prevention programs are developed and implemented to help support the prevention of Type 2 diabetes and improve the management of the disease for those living with diabetes.

The SDFI Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) hosted by our local faith partners support communities and individuals to live healthier in mind, body and spirit. The Balm In Gilead also provide technical assistance and resources to faith partners, which strengthens their capacity to become health promotion and disease prevention centers for their members and the communities they serve.



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