The Missouri Bootheel Health Alliance, a network of healthcare providers have agreed to collaborate to improve the health of adults. Community health workers are focus on increasing awareness, providing education and helping the community make better choices to fight diabetes and obesity. The BHA program is for individuals over the age of 18 and is free, taught two hours once a week for eight weeks.

The goals of the program are to: decrease risk factors for diabetes and obesity, decrease disparities in obesity rates and diabetes control, improve overall mental health of individuals diagnosed with diabetes and obesity and implement a community driven approach to preventing and managing diabetes and obesity.

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