Three Program Components


Physical ActivityMom and daughter walking

  • Walking Program
  • Exercise Class
  • Fitness for Kids
  • Boot Camp


Each coalition member will become a trainer of Body & Soul, an evidence-based wellness program that was originally developed for African American congregations and piloted by the National Cancer Institute, The American Cancer Society, and researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Emory University in Atlanta. In 2010, The Balm In Gilead became the national dissemination center for Body & Soul.

Body & Soul promotes a healthy diet as a means for decreasing the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer among African Americans.


Education & Training

Click the image below to download the Healthy Lifestyles 101 PowerPoint