Community Resources

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and Center for Healthy Communities 21st Annual Health Promotion Award

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program started at the YMCA of Greater Dayton in 2010 as one of the first 10 YMCAs across the nation to offer the program. It is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, reducing their diabetes risk by an average of 58%.  

On July 12, 2017 Ali Schulze, local Program Director, accepted the Wright State University’s Center for Healthy Communities’ 21 Annual Health Promotion Award for an established program.  Since 2010 the program has served over 1200 participants throughout the greater Dayton area and offered over 100 classes. Participants of these classes averaged a weekly weight loss for the first 16 weeks of 5.1% and an average year-end weight loss of 6%. This program is a year-long lifestyle change program where participants work with a trained lifestyle coach in a group setting, focusing on healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior modifications with a goal to reduce or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. This is accomplished by reducing body weight by 5 to 7% and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes a week.

Congratulations to the YMCA and its Diabetes Prevention Program team.  If you are interested in learning more about classes in your area or possibly hosting a class, contact Ali Schulze at (937) 223-5201(937) 223-5201 ext. 1041.

Read more on this award and the Diabetes Program at the YMCA.

Ohio Smoke-Free Housing Workshop

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the UD River Campus, 1700 S. Patterson Blvd., there will be an opportunity to learn from national and local experts on the benefits of going smoke-free and steps to develop, implement and enforce policies. Actual experiences, best practices and lessons learned from smoke-free housing owners and managers will be shared.

Who should attend:

  • Property Owners, Managers, Board Members
  • State, Local Health and Community Advocate Organizations

Organizations involved: Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County, Environmental Protection Agency, CareSource, University of Dayton, The City of Dayton, Greater Dayton Apartment Association, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Greater Dayton Premier Management, and Dayton Children’s.

Registration is free, but required. Lunch will be provided by CareSource.

Register online. For questions, call Bruce Barcelo at (937) 225-4398(937) 225-4398.

Center for Healthy Communities 10th Annual Kinship Family Fair

Wright State University’s Center for Healthy Communities is excited to share the 10th Annual Kinship Family Fair is almost here - Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  The location will be Adventure Central (Wesleyan Park), 2222 N. James H McGee Blvd., Dayton, 45417.

If you are a grandparent or a relative raising children in your home, come join them for a day of fun!

Registration is required, call your Kinship Navigator Misty Boston ((937) 775-8247(937) 775-8247 or Sandy Bryant (937) 775-8250(937) 775-8250.