GSP deploys community driven, cultural, and evidence-based diabetes self-management programs to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and creates a culture of wellness for 200 African American women residing in Wards 7 & 8 in Washington, DC and Maryland. Our monthly primer programs and our year-long CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) are designed to address Diabetes and promotes wellness against diabetes by raising awareness, expanding public engagement, and changing attitudes and behaviors (e.g., education, nutrition/healthier eating, yoga, increased physical activity, stress management, mental clarity). We have powerful testimonials on video about the impact our program has had on their journey to living a healthier and more active lifestyle! We take a wholistic approach to achieve health equity, so that everyone can obtain their full health potential. Our belief is that no one should be prevented from achieving optimal health because of their social position or circumstance. To assess the impact of Soul Synergy, we conducted pre/post surveys designed to assess participants’ current level of knowledge about diabetes, healthy eating, exercise and stress management, as well as behavioral changes associated with these topics. We found that 75 % of participants showed an overall improvement in the knowledge of diabetes and 82% of participants showed behavioral changes related to diabetes prevention and improved diabetes management.