Cities for Life
Cities for Life is a program led by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation with support from Sanofi US to connect people living with diabetes to community-based resources that can help them manage their condition.
If you are a Birmingham-area organization with health and wellness program(s), please help us make health improvements in the community by submitting information about your resource(s) via our brief online survey.
We are looking for any resource, program, or offering that can help people manage diabetes in Birmingham. Examples might include:
- Churches– Screenings, volunteer nurses, and exercise groups
- Grocers– Nutritional information on websites, healthy option identifiers, and health events
- Non-profit– Healthy eating/living assistance, health fairs, and community events
Cities for Life will make the information available to health care professionals, people living with diabetes and Birmingham communities. Please share this information with anyone or any organization you think could help inform our effort. The more information we gather, the more effectively we can address diabetes in Birmingham.
The Cities for Life Toolkit is available for download.
My Diabetes Connect
Cities for Life, a diabetes management program supported by Sanofi US, now offers MyDiabetesConnect
to help find healthy eating, physical activity, support, and education programs in Birmingham, Alabama.
The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation announced the Cities for Life Collaboration Awards. The awards were made available to pairs of Community Action Team members (or groups of three or more members) to work together to enhance, expand or initiate programs that are helpful to people at risk for or living with diabetes in Birmingham.
Six (6) awards of up to $5,000 for a pair of collaborators and two (2) awards of up to $7,500 for three or more collaborators were made available. Grant funds were not provided for overhead or indirect expenses. Grant funds could be combined with other funding. Award winners were announced (2-page PDF file; About PDFs) on April 25, 2013.
The funds were provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation’s (AAFP Foundation) Cities for Life project with support from Sanofi US.
2012 Diabetes Awareness Month
To kick off 2012 Diabetes Awareness Month in November, Cities for Life hosted a meet and greet with Tony-Award winning actor Ben Vereen.