Grant: The Fit & Faithful Project

Title: The Fit & Faithful Project -- “Enhancing the Diabetes Prevention Program to promote weight loss among non-responders in a community based lifestyle intervention”. 

Lead investigator: Dr. Lovoria Williams 

Research team: CHANGE

Total Award: $2,966,335

Project Period: July 15, 2020-June 30, 2025

Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


This project will challenge the “one size fits all” approach to lifestyle behavior change by identifying potential weight loss non-responders early and providing them with individual-level extra attention. Five hundred overweight/obese Black participants will enroll in a group-based Diabetes Prevention Program.  Twenty community sites that are primarily Black churches participate.  Trained Community Health Workers will deliver the intervention by Zoom.

Dr. Lovoria Williams
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