Healthy Bodies, Healthy Souls is a church-based diabetes prevention program. It was funded by the American Diabetes Association and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
- The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Souls program aims to reduce diabetes risk among urban African
Americans by creating healthy food and physical activity environments within churches.
- Participant engagement supports the development of applicable intervention strategies by
identifying priority concerns, resources, and opportunities.
- Compare the impact of Healthy Bodies, Healthy Souls and Project POWER together with the impact of Project POWER alone.
- The American Diabetes Association’s Project POWER (PP) is a faith-based program targeting the African American community.
HBHS is a church-based diabetes prevention program that includes a five-phase weekly intervention. Healthier beverages, desserts, cooking, eating out, and physical activity were promoted through culturally acceptable materials and interactive sessions.
- Print media (such as posters, handouts, and bulletins)
- Interactive sessions
- Taste tests
- Pedometer challenge
- Health assessments
- Educational sessions
- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
- Project POWER