Join the webinar: The Role of Faith Leaders and Health Ministries in Improving the Health of Their Communities

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Faith Leaders and Health Ministries Play an Active Role in Contributing to Improve the Health of Their Communities

October 24, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us for this HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center webinar to discuss how faith leaders and health ministries play an active role implementing diabetes health programs in church settings. Speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Central Baptists Church in Knoxville, Tennessee will highlight the role of faith leaders in contributing to improve the health of their church members and their communities, and how the CDC National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) Faith Leaders Toolkit can help

Spiritual leaders and places of worship or faith communities can play an important role in the fight against diabetes, a disease that can be prevented and managed. Faith communities are natural centers for spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness. This webinar will help faith leaders bring resources about type 2 diabetes to the communities they serve. Faith Leaders play a vital role in fighting diabetes in their communities. 


  1. Spread the word about type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management.
  2. Organize type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management activities in your church.
  3. Create an environment that supports healthy choices within your church.
  4. To strengthen collaborating efforts among National Health Agencies to contribute to reduce diabetes among vulnerable populations in the USA by expanding outlets for capacity building among community-based organizations serving Hispanic/Latino populations.



Diana Echenique, MPH, CHI, CDE candidate, Senior Program Analyst, Hispanic Communities, Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Note: The opinions, findings and conclusions expressed by speakers during this webinar are strictly their own and do not necessarily represent the opinion, views or policies of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement. 

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