Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI)

The Cabarrus County Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (CC-SEDI) was a federally funded grant project through the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid that concluded in 2015. The CC-SEDI Project was lead by Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) in collaboration with community partners such as:
  • Cabarrus-Rowan Community Health Centers, Inc. (CRCHC)
  • Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS)
  • Duke Translational Medicine Institute
  • University of Michigan 

Project Goals


The project’s program goals included:
  • Creating a healthier community by reducing the impact of Type 2 diabetes on residents
  • Improving diabetes care in Cabarrus County
  • Reducing healthcare costs for healthcare organizations and residents
CC-SEDI’s triple aims approach will address Type 2 diabetes from the clinic to the community 

Making our Community Healthier


The Cabarrus Wellness Coalition (the Wellness Coalition) partners with local organizations to create policies, programs, and services to prevent, treat, and manage obesity and diabetes.

CC-SEDI and the Community Transformation Grant Project (CTG) lead the Wellness Coalition, which is a task force of Healthy Cabarrus created to address community needs surrounding obesity and diabetes. These programs and services include:
  • Consumption of healthier foods
  • Health Education
  • Policy Change
  • Physical Activity
  • Smoking Cessation