Online Program

Mckinley moves! a unique and sustainable school-university partnership for physical activity and health

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 9:42 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kathleen M. Roe, DrPH, MPH, Department of Health Science and Recreation, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Aurora Garcia, MEd, McKinley Elementary School, San Jose, CA
Robert RInck, MPH, Health Science Department, San José State University, San José, CA
McKinley Moves! is the newest component of Salud Familiar en McKinley – a unique and sustainable partnership between a low-income elementary school and the public health program of the university two miles away. Founded in 2007, Salud Familiars signature programs include 10 Family Health events per year; weekly health education clubs for mothers, girls, and young children; and a food distribution program that serves 110 families per month through partnership with the local food bank. In 2011, McKinley Moves! was added to Salud Familiar, stimulated in part by the low and decreasing performance of McKinley 5th graders on the annual state physical fitness test and the profound lack of resources or options for physical activity. The overall goal of McKinley Moves! was to significantly and sustainably increase the amount, variety, resources, and enjoyment of physical activity in this underserved school community. Our multi-layered strategy brought physical activity into all family health events and club meetings, engaged mothers in new kinds of physical activity they could to for themselves and with their families, and created an expectation and enjoyment of fun through movement and regular physical activity throughout the school setting and culture. Highlights include an innovative summer program, 5th grade PE demonstration project, and interaction with university athletes. Process and outcome evaluation methods will be discussed, as will outcome data showing that the partnership between college students, the school, and the families is affordable, sustainable, effective, and fun.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify three key considerations for a sustainable partnership between a school and university.

Keyword(s): School-Based Programs, Physical Activity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Pricipal Investigator of this project and Founder of the overall intervention Salud Familiar en McKinley
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.