Cities Changing Diabetes launched in Houston in November 2014 with a
comprehensive analysis of the major gaps and vulnerabilities
associated with diabetes. The research identified the need to improve
community involvement and promote positive health behaviours.
As a result, the Cities Changing Diabetes partnership launched the
Faith and Diabetes Initiative, which uses the reach and influence of
faith-based organisations to reach the most vulnerable people. These
organisations deliver support and education to drive the prevention,
detection and management of diabetes.
"Diabetes affects all
Houstonians. The disease affects our families, our communities, our
schools, our workplaces, our places of worship and ultimately our
economy. There are steps we can take to confront and reduce the
number of people impacted by this growing epidemic."
— Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston.
Houston fact sheet
Houston case study