Presentation on theme: "Mejor Peso, Mejor Vida Yolanda G. Martinez-Langford, EdPh.D, Ph.D & Luz Reyes Office of Minority Health Orange County Health Department."— Presentation transcript:
Mejor Peso, Mejor Vida Yolanda G. Martinez-Langford, EdPh.D, Ph.D & Luz Reyes Office of Minority Health Orange County Health Department
Office of Minority Health Mission: “… to reduce or eliminate health disparities among racial and ethnic populations in Orange County.” Programs: Champion Club Making Positive Choices Facilitating Healthy Choices Black Women’s Health Project Facilitating Access to Services II Hispanic Health Project Faith-Based Initiative Research and Evaluation Partners: City Government County Government CBOs (CMWP, CPHD, Hebni, etc.) PCAN Florida Hospital
Mejor Peso, Mejor Vida Goal: The goal of Mejor Peso, Mejor Vida is to prevent and/or reduce obesity among Hispanic women in Orange County, FL by (1) promoting lifelong consumption of healthy nutrition including increased consumption of fruit and vegetables, (2) increasing knowledge regarding correct food portion sizes, and (3) increasing knowledge regarding the importance of life-long physical activity including leisure-time physical activity. Objectives: Outcome Objective (1): By August 31, 2007 at least 90% of participants will have successfully completed the intervention. Outcome Objective (2): By August 31, 2007 at least 75% of participants will have incorporated regular physical activity into their daily lives. Outcome Objective (3): By August 31, 2007 at least 75% of participants will have learned to make healthier food choices. Outcome Objective (4): By October 30, 2007 at least 300 women will participate in a county-wide event entitled Cumbre de la Salud para la Mujer Hispana: Mejor Peso, Mejor Vida. Curriculum: Ocho Semanas Hacia la Salud Integral implemented among Hispanic women 18 years of age and older. Sites: Miguel Burgos, MD; Iglesia Redencion; Centro de la Familia Cristiana; Oasis Apartments; Iglesia de Dios Camino, Verdad y Vida.