Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes Initiative
The Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes initiative is a grassroots movement empowering African Americans to help individuals, families, and neighborhoods overcome key barriers to success in living with diabetes. African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes; according to the American Diabetes Association, African Americans in the United States are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites, and 25% of African Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have the disease.1
Supported by Lilly USA, LLC, national advocacy groups, and local community organizations, the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative will implement a series of practical and sustainable programs, which will help foster behavioral and attitudinal changes in areas critical to success in managing diabetes, such as nutrition/cooking, physical activity, health, and overall well-being.
Learn more from the American Diabetes Association.
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1. African Americans & Complications. American Diabetes Association website. Available at . Accessed October 27, 2011.