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REACH Detroit is a community research partnership that works with African American and Latino families, health care providers and community organiza-
 

Summary: REACH Detroit is a community research partnership that works with African
American and Latino families, health care providers and community organiza-
tions in eastside and southwest Detroit to prevent type 2 diabetes and health
problems related to diabetes. The goal of this partnership is to simplify the idea
of living a healthy lifestyle for these communities, taking into account the
cultural and social barriers that exist. REACH Detroit is one of 42 projects
under the REACH 2010 Initiative ("Racial and Ethnic Approaches to
Community Health 2010), of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC).
Latino and African American Family Health Advocates (FHA), Community
Facilitators and Community Health Advocates (CHA) - all from the REACH
Detroit communities - make up the frontline of the program. FHAs work
directly with diabetic participants, their family members and health care
providers. Community Facilitators and CHAs work with community residents
and groups to increase awareness of diabetes, healthy eating and exercise, and
to develop programs and services. The REACH Detroit staff both develop and
connect community residents with resources needed to increase regular
exercise and healthy eating. These include classes and support groups for
diabetes, healthy eating and exercise; walking clubs, healthy cooking
demonstrations, community gardens and fruit and vegetable mini-markets.

  

Source: Awtar, Shorya - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Engineering