Prime Time Sister Circle
Prime Time Sister Circle is an evidence-based, socially innovative intervention designed to improve the lifestyle of African American women between 40-75 in the areas of stress management, nutrition, fitness and prioritizing their own health. It's a facilitated, culturally component support group for 25 women augmented with experts in the targeted areas.
More than 150 women attended the Launch of the Prime Time Sister Program that held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. Dr. Gayle Porter, Co-Founder of the Prime Time Sister Circle Program was the keynote speaker.
Findings: In December 2012, inaugural one hundred two (102) women who were amongst the graduating class completed the PTSC 12 week program are to be commended for the following statistically significant and impressive improvements made in their health care status. PTSC is an effective intervention that we must replicate and expand:
The Preliminary Evaluation Findings for the first Philadelphia PTSC participants are as follows:
40% of the participants who did not prioritize their health at program start indicated health as a priority at program end, increasing form 44% to 84%.
20% reduction in stress level of participants, at program start 60.3% indicated they were “stressed” at program end, stress was decreased to 39.7%.
30% increase in the number of participants who indicated they exercise three times or more per week, from 33% at program start to 63% at program end.
68% of the participants lost weight
17% decrease in Hypertension from 40% at program start to 23% at program end.
Join a Circle
We are currently accepting registration for Spring 2015
If you are interested in joining a circle in the Fall, Fill out the information to the right with the Subject "PTCS". In the body add any additional contact information so that we can move forward in signing you up! Tell a friend as well and direct them to the site to read more and sign up as well.
Have you participated in a past circle! We would love for you to share your experience and improve the lives of women by being a Facilitator for the upcoming sessions! Fill out the information box to the right and enter "Facilitator" in the subject box. In the body add any additional contact information so that we can move forward in signing you up!
If your church home or place of employment is interested in having a cirlce at their location and you know of anyone that would be interested in being a facilitator, please fill that in the contact box as well!