American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people are disproportionately affected by diabetes. In 2018-2019, 14.5% of AI/AN people aged 18 years or older had diagnosed diabetes compared to 7.4% of non-Hispanic white people. This is comparative to the rates within the Ak-Chin Indian Community. As of 2020 the rates are estimated at over 13% diagnosed with diabetes. In addition, AI/AN people have higher rates of diabetes-related morbidity and mortality than the general U.S. population. The Ak-Chin Diabetes Project will focus on physical activity education keying on different variables to get the community moving ranging from one on one guidance, to community events, and group classes and curriculum education. There will also be focus on community wellness outreach including but not limited to evidence based classroom style classes and community wellness education articles. The community has a young demographic and it is important create a positive wellness environment for the future. The Ak-Chin Diabetes Project will continue to have a focus on the young people as we have since the program's inception in 2001. In addition, it is important to maintain and improve the Elder’s quality of life and prevent possible debilitating disease complications. The intended beneficiaries of this project are the residents and employees of the Ak-Chin Indian Community.