5105.0 Interventions to increase physical activity and improve weight management

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Healthy eating and physical activity have received increased attention as a vital disease prevention strategy. However, research is needed to develop sustainable education initiatives that reach diverse populations and present information in an understandable and practical form. This session will describe five community-based interventions to increase physical activity and improve weight management among at-risk and underserved populations. Each of the interventions utilizes community partners and tailors its design to be culturally and linguistically appropriate in order to increase effectiveness.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe a range of effective interventions for increasing physical activity and improve weight management. 2. Identify effective strategies for community engagement and cultural competence in implementing such programs. 3. Evaluate the effectiveness of community-based health promotion programs in reducing BMI and increasing positive health behaviors.
Emma Duer, MPH

Fitness By Design: A Three Pronged Health Promotion Approach for Underserved Communities
Bankole A. Olatosi, MPH, PhD, Christopher Dyer, PhD, Eric Nance, BS and Katie Nenichka, BS
Culturally Appropriate Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs: Using Lay Health Workers as Agents of Change in Latino Communities
Alejandra J. Gepp, MA, Maria Rosa, PhD, DrPH, Evelyn Kelly, MPH, Juanita Lara and Diane de Jesus
San Diego Padre's FriarFit Initiative: A professional sports team gets into the childhood obesity prevention game
Sally Lawrence Bullock, MPH, Mariah Lafleur, MPH, Sarah Samuels, DrPH, Vikki Lassiter, MS and Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD MPH

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers, Physical Activity

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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