Healthy Cities

1 in 12 Dallas-area adults has diabetes. Another 3 have pre-diabetes.

1 in 12 Dallas-area adults has diabetes. Another 3 have pre-diabetes.

Healthy Cities promotes healthy behaviors among North Texans at risk of diabetes and other chronic illnesses. This 10-week free program at three Dallas recreation centers is led by community health workers and includes physical activities, cooking and nutrition classes and even an on-site fresh produce stand to encourage healthy lifestyle choices.

Results & Impact

106 individuals completed the 10 week program
1,446 individuals purchased fresh produce from on-site farm stand.

Program Goals

  • 80% of participants who complete the program will report that they have improved upon and/or adopted a new healthy behavior and/or eating habit.
  • 60% of participants who complete the initial 10-week program will demonstrate a pre/extended post improvement of their chronic condition(s).
  • 75% of participants who complete the initial 10-week program will report an improvement in their perception of their quality of life.