JASPER — The Greater Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church’s Mary Simon Community Center is hosting a community health event in April and May.

Project POWER is scheduled for three Mondays, April 23, May 7 and May 14, over the two months, beginning at 2 p.m. each day.

Florida State University professor Laurie Abbott (PHD, RB, APHN-BC) will lead the event, which is also looking for study participants, who are African American, 18 years of age or older and diagnosed as diabetic and/or pre-diabetic (borderline). The participants have to be one of the first 19 to sign up, attend all three meetings, which will last 1.5 hours and complete a questionnaire/survey. Study participants may also receive a $25 Walmart gift card.

For those interested in signing up for the study, please call 770-895-4594.

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