191186 San Diego's multi-sector youth engagement efforts in childhood obesity prevention

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM

Tracy Delaney, PhD, RD , Chronic Disease and Health Disparities, County of San Diego, Public Health Services, San Diego, CA
Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (CX3) is a community engagement planning framework that relies on multi-sector partnerships for changing nutrition and physical activity environments. Through youth and community mentor engagement and diverse partnerships, the CX3 Projects in the cities of Chula Vista and La Mesa surveyed their communities and successfully advocated for environmental change. The Projects highlight extensive, collaborative partnerships which may serve to inform future community improvement endeavors. Partners included, but were not limited to the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency, Chula Vista's Healthy Living and Active Communities (HEAC), City of Chula Vista's Park and Recreation Department, Public Works, Police Department, and Councilmember Rudy Ramizez' office, Chula Vista Community Collaborative, City of La Mesa's Parks and Recreation and Community Services Departments, Local High Schools and Libraries, Intergenerational Mentors, Promotoras, Walk San Diego, Grossmont Healthcare District, City Youth Advisory Commissions, San Diego State University's Caminando con Fe, California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CanFIT), California Project LEAN and Network for Healthy California.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how the ecologic model is helpful for childhood obesity collaborative.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: This is my field of expertise managing Chronic Disease and Health Disparities for Public Health Services in the County of San Diego.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.