2021 Rhode to Wellness

October 11 – November 7

Every year, people across the globe celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD). And we’ll be celebrating right here in Rhode Island, virtually, on Saturday, November 13.  There are many ways you can get involved and support this important day- and take steps toward a healthier you. 

Join us for 2021 Rhode to Wellness.

This four-week challenge is designed to support you in building healthy habits to help you improve your health.

2021 Rhode to Wellness launches on October 11 and ends on November 7. You can do this… and we’re here to help.  Be sure to attend the virtual kick-off for the Challenge on October 6. 

Join the Challenge

Watch the 2021 RI WDD Kick Off

Download Agenda for the Kickoff

Download Rhode to Wellness Challenge Information Sheet

Download Rhode to Wellness Calendar

Download Weekly Activities

Participate in RIWDD online.

On Saturday, November 13, we’ll be hosting a half day of helpful, eye-opening, and inspirational online presentations, discussions and much more. You can join for the entire morning or choose the topics that most interest you. 

Keep an eye on the Providence skyline during the week leading up to RIWDD (Nov. 7-14) - when we'll be lighting up the RI State House in blue in recognition of RIWDD!

Register for RIWDD

Download WDD information sheet

Download WDD agenda

Grace Diaz Blue Light Award.

Each year the Rhode Island World Diabetes Day (RIWDD) Committee recognizes an individual or organization that has positively impacted diabetes in the state of Rhode Island by awarding the Grace Diaz Blue Light Award. In keeping with the international theme for World Diabetes Day 2021, “Access to Care”, this year’s Blue Light Award will be presented to a Rhode Islander who has shown a commitment to providing access to diabetes care. 

2021 Grace Diaz Blue Light Award Nomination Form

Thanks to our gracious sponsors.

Become a sponsor.

If you or your organization would like to collaborate with us on this virtual adventure toward wellness, there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available.

If you have diabetes or prediabetes, or if you just want to learn more about how to live a healthier life, we’re here to help you take the first steps. Don’t miss RIWDD 2021.

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Looking for support with your health goals? Contact the Community Health Network. The Community Health Network connects you to programs proven to help you take control of your health. Programs are free or low cost and held virtually or in convenient locations throughout Rhode Island. For the most up-to-date list or programs:

· Call 401-432-7217
· Email
· Visit