Road to Health Toolkit

At a glance

Community health workers (CHWs) play a vital role in the health of their communities. Using the Road to Health Toolkit, they can share an important and hopeful message: type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in people at high risk.

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About this toolkit

The Road to Health Toolkit is designed for CHWs/promotores de la salud serving African American and Hispanic or Latino communities. The toolkit provides materials to start a community outreach program to help people prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Included are facilitator and participant materials to host educational sessions in person or remotely.

Guides, session materials, and worksheets


For best results, read the guides in this order:

  1. User's Guide – Describes all the resources in the toolkit and suggests ways to use them to promote type 2 diabetes prevention. Read this guide first, followed by the Group Leader Guide, Participant Guide, and Activities Guide.
  2. Group Leader Guide – Discusses type 2 diabetes prevention through the story of an adult brother and sister with diabetes in their family who teach people how type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed.
  3. Participant Guide – Use this guide with the Group Leader Guide since its lessons and topics are aligned. You can also use the presentation slides to display the visuals for each topic during a lesson.
  4. Activities Guide – Suggests specific activities to promote healthy food choices and physical activity among your participants.
  5. Evaluation Guide – Helps you plan how to get feedback from your participants and use the information to plan future sessions.

Session materials


Understand diabetes, make healthy food choices, and become physically active
There are changes you can make to your lifestyle that can help you prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Step by Step Interactive

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Infographic showing certain foods and red, yellow and green for ones you should include or avoid.
This simple method can help you identify which foods you should include in your diet and which foods you should limit.

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Traffic Light Interactive

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Infographic with signs that show excuses for not being as physically active as you could be.
We all have challenges, but do you seem to have an excuse for not being as physically active as you could?

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Put on My Shoes

This CDC podcast features Put on My Shoes from the Step by Step music CD/DVD, an initiative that uses music to promote increased physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices.

Podcast (3:43)

Breathe In, Breathe Out

This CDC podcast features Breathe In, Breathe Out, also from the Step by Step music CD/DVD.

Podcast (4:18)

Participant worksheets (English)

These printable worksheets (part of the Activities Guide) are listed here for easy access and to help engage participants early in the Road to Health.

Activity Log

Barriers to Being Active Quiz

Food Tracking Activity Log

Weekly Food Log