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Sisters Together – Helping Women in Our Community


Learn about the updated Sisters Together program that encourages black women to take steps toward better health for their community.

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Did you know that 57.2 % of black women 20 and older are obese? It’s a troubling problem for our community. But you can help.

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

Extra pounds put strain on the body and contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. So how can you help women in our community achieve a healthy weight?

Try Sisters Together! Our Institute helped develop this program, which provides tools for African American women to launch health awareness efforts in their neighborhoods.

The Sisters Together program encourages women to work together to become physically active and to make healthier food choices. It includes resources and a guide to help you plan your program step-by-step.

To download the guide, visit our website at NIDDK.nih.gov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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