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Coalition for a Healthier Community

This project is part of a multi-site initiative funded by the federal Health and Human Services to improve the health of women in vulnerable communities who often have to put their health in the background as they respond to economic and family demands. The project’s goal is to increase womens’ knowledge of and access to health and preventative services, particularly those related to diabetes. African American women are at high risk for diabetes and poor diabetes outcomes, and the program focuses on that community’s needs. Women are provided with access to¬†screening for pre-diabetes and diabetes, along with opportunities to participate in programs and interventions delivered by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM).

CMCD is conducting an evaluation to measure the impact of these innovative services on women’s preventive care and health status.

For more information, contact Patrick Kelly at


Community, Diabetes

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