Programs and Partnerships
Tuscaloosa County Diabetes Coalition
The Alabama Department of Health's Tuscaloosa County Diabetes Coalition was established in 2012. The coalition seeks to improve the lives of Tuscaloosa residents by empowering the community to prevent and manage diabetes. DiET partners with the Coalition in the Tuscaloosa area in awareness efforts such as World Diabetes Day.
Good Samaritan Clinic
The Good Samaritan Clinic is an interdenominational Christian ministry that provides free primary health and dental care, medication, health information, and spiritual support to people of every race, creed and gender who are indigent and do not have health insurance. It serves patients who reside in Tuscaloosa, Greene, Hale, Bibb, Pickens, Sumter, and Fayette counties. DiET partners with the Good Samaritan Clinic to educate patients in the waiting area on diabetes facts, nutrition, exercise and stress management.
West End Health Project
West Central Alabama AHEC is an organization whose goal is to help residents of Alabama reduce health disparities by improving the quantity, diversity, distribution and quality of Alabama’s healthcare workforce. DiET partners with WCAAHEC to lead diabetes education sessions in the Black Belt region of the state.
West Alabama AHEC
DiET works with the West End Health Project to offer a free community health screening clinic at the McDonald Hughes Center in West End Tuscaloosa. The clinic is open every Wednesday from 1 - 5 pm. Patients are able to have their blood pressure, blood sugar, A1c, and cholesterol checked free of charge while also receiving education on diabetes, nutrition, and exercise from DiET student health educators.