The change ultimately hoped for in the African-American community of New Haven is an informed and vocal electorate that demands adequate health care for all diabetics, a healthy nutritional school environment, and increased opportunities for physical activity for all residents.
Specific progress toward this end was planned through the implementation of five strategies:
- background information
- community education/advocacy
- a candidates’ forum
- participation in a “Get Out the Vote” campaign
- and post-election follow-up with elected officials