Winston-Salem State University researchers have received a two-year $215,000 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) grant to work with Winston-Salem area churches to explore diabetes prevention in African-Americans age 18 and older.
The grant will fund the development of a faith-based initiative titled, “The HOSEA Project: Training, Equipping and Empowering Churches to Prevent Diabetes.” The research effort will be guided by WSSU researchers Dr. Dionne Roberts, associate professor in the Division of Nursing and Dr. Dee Ellis, assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Studies (HPSS). Together the team will work to prevent Type-2 diabetes (adult-onset) in African-Americans. Dr. Cynthia Williams Brown, chair of the Department of HPSS will also serve on the project.
The project officially kicks-off this month as November is National Diabetes Month. Project partners include over 14 African-American Churches in the Winston-Salem vicinity.
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