The Network of Religious Communities is offering a training session for representatives of congregations who commitment to participating in the Diabetes Initiative.

Training will be held 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Saturday August 28, 2010 at the Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209.

The Diabetes Initiative is an effort of the New York State Health Foundation. The NYS Health Foundation is partnering with the Network of Religious Communities in Western New York.

The Diabetes Initiative aims to reduce diabetes by working with local faith based organizations, churches, mosques and temples. Congregations that agree to participate, have two designated persons trained and have at least 30 members participate in a diabetes program will receive a stipend of $1,000.00.

For additional information please email You can download the Letter of Understanding for Congregations by going to the download section of this site and downloading the LOU 8-13-10