AzPRC Diabetes and the Family – La Diabetes y La Unión Familiar Promotora Manual recognized as an Evidence Based Curriculum

Photo of a group of peopleGood news, your Diabetes and the Family / La Diabetes y La Union Familiar Promotora Manual was reviewed by the National Network of Public Institutes (NNPHI)
and was selected as showing effectiveness (or evidence in the formative research phase) and has been cleared by our CDC division staff. The Diabetes and the Family program (La Diabetes y La Unión Familiar) combats diabetes through family involvement, teaches supportive behaviors toward the diabetic family member, and encourages healthy choices that will lower their own risk of developing the disease. Created for Hispanic families who are at particular risk for diabetes, this program mobilizes promotores de salud (community health workers) to help families prevent and manage diabetes through team building, communication, and planning ahead.

The 12-week program consists of an initial home visit, a kick-off event, 5 educational sessions, a graduation celebration, and a follow-up visit. The teaching manual, available in English and Spanish, includes flip charts to introduce key ideas; suggested games, physical activities, and recipes; and worksheets for families to complete together. For a copy of the curriculum:
English version | Spanish Version

Mary Contreras