Table 4. Community Resources by Category and Activity
ResourceCommunity CategoryActivities
1. Bluff Park United Methodist ChurchChurchZumba
2. Guiding Light ChurchZumba
3. Macedonia ChurchZumba
4. St. John AME ChurchZumba
5. 16th Street Baptist ChurchExercise classes
6. New Bethlehem BaptistZumba
7. First UMC, TrussvilleZumba
8. Love Fellowship Christian CenterZumba
9. First UMC, HuffmanYoga
10. The Summit ChurchZumba
11. Faith Chapel-Bridge MinistryZumba
12. MTC (More than Conquerors) ChurchZumba/fitness
13.Gardendale Civic CenterCommunity centerExercise classes, spinning
14. Graysville Community CenterExercise
15. PEER Community GardenCommunity gardenDiet and nutrition
16. Western Community GardensDiet and nutrition
17. St. Vincent's East Support GroupDiabetes support groupsEducation/self-management
18. N. Birmingham Library Diabetes Support GroupEducation/self-management
19. Senior Transportation ServicesEmergency servicesTransportation
20. ADPH Social WorkerSocial services
21. Alabama Farmers MarketFarmer's marketNutrition and diet
22. East Lake Farmer's MarketNutrition and diet
23. CurvesGymExercise and fitness
24. St. Vincent's 119Exercise and fitness
25. Rivera FitnessExercise and fitness
26. Planet FitnessExercise and fitness
27. Next (The Old Sport Plex)Exercise and fitness
28. YMCAHealth and wellnessExercise, wellness, and health education
29. HealthSmartHealth screenings, wellness, health education, and fitness
30. Library*Health educationHealth education
31. Cooper GreenHealthcareDiabetes education
32. Birmingham Health CarePrimary care physician
33. Diabetes Bridge ClinicEducation, health care
34. UAB Dental ClinicOral health care
35. Ruffner MountainParks and recreationHiking
36. Harriman ParkExercise classes
37. Hooper City Parks and RecreationZumba and aerobics classes
38. Ensley Parks and RecreationZumba
39. Alabama Clinical TherapeuticResearchDiabetes trials
40. UAB Eat Right Weight ManagementUAB research projectNutrition and weight loss
41. ImWeLWeight loss management
42. NIDDKWebsiteHealth education
43. ADA websiteHealth education (diabetes)
44. MyDiabetesConnect.comCommunity resources
  • * Library referrals are not broken down by location.

  • Resource developed by the community as a part of Cities for Life Program (

  • ADA, American Diabetes Association; ADPH, Alabama Diabetes Prevention and Control Program; AME, African Methodist Episcopal; MTC, More than Conquerors; NIDDK, National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; PEER, Promoting Empowerment and Enrichment Resources; UAB, University of Alabama Birmingham; UMC, United Methodist Church; YMCA, Young Men's Christian Association.