• How the YMCA is helping families in DC’s Wards 7 and 8

    The food system is complicated. Many families living in DC’s Wards 7 and 8 lack consistent access to affordable, healthy food. These communities suffer from the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and food insecurity.  Meanwhile, the family farms producing these healthy foods struggle to reach these markets and make ends meet. Both communities deserve better.

  • A day in the life with prediabetes

    Joan Ricevuto’s journey began when she realized she was at risk for diabetes because of her weight. Since she didn’t want to have diabetes, she enrolled in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.

  • The Y keeps youth moving, learning and exploring all summer long

    This article is sponsored by YMCA  Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore.  However, for some kids summer means no access to recreational and educational activities to help…

  • YMCA to launch diabetes prevention program

    This content is sponsored by YMCA DC Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to make a positive change in your health? The YMCA is launching a new program and has space available in…

  • YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Shows Savings to Medicare

    This content is sponsored by YMCA YMCA of the USA, a leading community-based nonprofit committed to improving America’s health, together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced  that a successful demonstration…

  • Reframing New Year’s resolutions can lead to success

    By reframing resolutions and breaking them down into smaller, easy-to-sustain goals you’ll see big benefits in the long run.