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DREF Launches New Health Initiative - Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention

Beginning in this fiscal year, DREF is partnering with the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhA) to conduct a national diabetes prevention program. Entitled Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention, the initiative is a year-long education and wellness program that teaches participants skills needed to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Click on the subject line to learn more.

In the first six months, participants will attend a weekly class that will focus on a particular skill. In the second half of the year, periodic classes will be available to assist with achieving long-term success. Throughout the program, participants will have a personal lifestyle coach available to provide support and answer questions. The Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention classes will be offered in-person and virtually; online video classes are also available.

Click on this Link to determine if you are eligible to participate in Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention

Δ Many African Americans are at risk of developing diabetes.  Join this initiative to have an IMPACT in preventing the disease.  You can register (in-person or virtually) during the 55th National Convention of DST to determine your eligibility to participate in Project IMPACT.

Δ Visit the DREF informational booth at the DST 55th National Convention in Atlanta, GA to learn how you, your family members, and/or chapter members can benefit from this health initiative. Or if you are attending virtually, visit the DREF website to learn more www.deltafoundation.net

Δ DST chapters interested in offering the Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention program as a part of your health and wellness agenda are encouraged to contact DREF via email: info@deltafoundation.net

Δ Volunteers are needed to help promote this empowering and life-saving program in your community.  Contact the DREF Program Director to volunteer by sending an email to info@deltafoundation.net not later than November 23, 2021.

Δ Project IMPACT:  Diabetes Prevention will teach participants the skills they need to prevent type 2 diabetes. In the first six months, participants will attend a weekly class that will focus on a particular skill.

Δ In the second half of the year, periodic classes will be available to assist with achieving long-term success. Throughout the program, participants will have a personal lifestyle coach available to provide support and answer questions. 

Δ The Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention classes will be offered in-person and virtually; online video classes are available.

Δ The APhA Foundation received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote and facilitate enrollment in the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Δ Check out these short video clips that profile the Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention Program. A Change for Life video – Program components and testimonials

Download Informational Fact Sheet HERE

Deadline to Register is December 31, 2021


Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF)
Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention Staff Liaisons
Cheryl M. Thomas, CPA, Executive Director
 
Deborah Peaks Coleman, Director of Programs
 
Tyshara Loynes, Program Specialist


 
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