Diabetes Sentinel Project
Through this project, the Northeastern Partnership has increased its
capacity to prevent, diagnose and medically manage diabetes among African
Americans, and seek to reduce health disparities
in the 19-county region.
The Diabetes Sentinel program is a collaboration of 30 African American churches and public health providers for diabetes prevention, outreach and policy change. Each participating congregation identifies adult and youth leaders for training as lay advisors (Sentinels), creates a committee to support this effort, establishes and implements policies that promote healthy lifestyles, and sponsors workshops on diabetes, nutrition, and exercise.
The Northeastern Partnership is working toward
developing church-housed Diabetes Prevention Centers in all counties
in the region. The Partnership will facilitate replication of
this model throughout the state.
Diabetes Sentinel Impacts Northeastern North Carolina
Read the following success stories about how the Diabetes Sentinel program is changing people’s lives:
Policy Templates for Partnering Churches
Other Policy Templates
Diabetes Prevention Educational Brochures
Below are eight different educational brochures on Diabetes Prevention and Education developed by the Northeastern Partnership: