The Recipe For Health educational initiative was designed to increase knowledge of diabetes prevention and management for African Americans (AAs) in rural Alabama. By providing culturally competent information, training, and skill-building activities to lay leaders in faith-based settings who teach church members, Recipe For Health can create a ripple effect of diabetes knowledge that could lower disease complications in the AA population.
Training lay leaders in churches who in turn teach others can create a ripple effect of knowledge, improve health, and reduce diabetes complications.
Teresa N. Gore, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, is Assistant Clinical Professor and Simulation Learning Coordinator at Auburn University School of Nursing, Auburn, Alabama.
Anne Williams, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor, and coordinates the Clinical Nurse Specialist Program at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Bonnie Sanderson, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Auburn University School of Nursing, Auburn, Alabama.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.