Brooklyn 3D addresses the widespread prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes in low-income communities of color in Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn 3D has three goals: 1) to prevent the development of diabetes in low-income communities of color; 2) to raise awareness of diabetes prevalence and promote healthy behaviors in Central Brooklyn; and 3) to improve quality of life and reduce the cost of diabetes treatment. To meet these goals, Brooklyn 3D is multi-faceted and consists of the following individual, group, and community-level interventions: diabetes self-management education in the home; container gardening workshops that reinforce the principles of healthy eating, food accessibility, exercise, and stress reduction; and a social marketing campaign to raise community awareness about diabetes risks, as well as the social and environmental factors underlying the disease.
This program is funded by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and New York Presbyterian.
Eligibility: Adults 18 and older who are diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic
Clients Served Annually: 200
Referrals Accepted: Yes
1259 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226