271754 Active Traditions: Maui Canoe Club

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 5:09 PM - 5:12 PM

Suzanne Gaulocher, MPH, MA , Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Alan Talaga , Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Raphael Boritzer, PhD , Academic Affairs - Business - Applied Business Information & Technology, University of Hawaii-Maui College, Kahului, WI
Shirley Smith , Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention at the University of Wisconsin Madison, teaches communities how to use story as a powerful communication tool. Telling stories about prevention is a strategic way to get people to realize how and why healthy change can happen. In this short video, innovative community leaders show how understanding cultural identity works as an asset in increased physical activity. Active Traditions: The Maui Canoe Club shows how paddling a canoe is a fun way to be active in Hawaii. However, the Maui Canoe Club is unique because they have added wide body canoes so everyone has a chance to participate.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate how stories about community initiatives address relevant issues 2. Describe why and how communities tell their own stories (broad range of stories) 3. Assess why and how communities use stories to persuasively communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders and policy makers

Keywords: Indigenous Populations, Physical Activity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Suzanne Gaulocher has a background in Medical Anthropology, Public Health and Environmental Sciences. She combines approaches for all of these disciplines into her research and practice in the US and abroad. Her work thus far has centered on increase knowledge that supports the intersection between health and place research with a focus on disparity.
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.

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