Promoting park-based physical activity programs for Latino youth
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the burden of obesity among Latino youth and the need for more effective interventions; Discuss the connection between environmental factors and the effect they have on the health of a community; Demonstrate the importance and challenges of strong community engagement and careful planning to tailor programs to local communities.
Keyword(s): Child Health Promotion, Community Programs
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I lead the evaluation of the community-based program to determine the impact it had on activity levels of park visitors. I am working with a team of public health and community professionals who are looking for ways to collaborate further with the local government and departments to address childhood obesity in the community. I have helped develop other evaluation tools for interventions focused on the health of the Latino community in New Brunswick, NJ.
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.