Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Health grant to fund year-long nutritional program to combat chronic disease


From Skyline Urban Ministry

Skyline Urban Ministry recently received a $25,600 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Access to Health Care iFund grant program. The grant will be used to assist in funding “On the Road to Health and Hope: Combating Chronic Disease Through Food Pantries,” a partnership between Skyline and the Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research focused on empowering people to make healthier nutritional choices and inspire them to live more hopeful lives.

“On the Road to Health and Hope” is a free, year-long program beginning in April targeting patrons with diabetes and/or its comorbidities. Participants will receive twelve weeks of instruction from a registered dietician, licensed clinical social worker, and hope facilitators, fitness instruction, nutritional cooking classes and 1-on-1 consultations with healthcare providers. 

Additionally, participants will receive weekly groceries to reproduce recipes and supplemental boxes with healthy food items to support the class content and goals.

Skyline needs volunteers to serve as 1-on-1 support contacts for our “On the Road to Health and Hope” participants along with volunteers with experience in the medical field to assist with screening.

If you’re interested, contact Laura S. at lsikes@skylineokc.org or (405) 632-2644 ext. 114.


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