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Healthy Immigrant Families

Description Immigrants and refugees arrive to the United States healthier than the general population. But, the longer they live in the U.S., the more likely they are to approximate the cardiovascular risk profiles of the general population, including increased rates of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease. Two reasons for the development of these diseases are low levels of physical activity and lack of access to healthy foods. The reasons for these behaviors are complex, and include many social, economic, environmental, and cultural factors.

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About the project

Impacts: 

Diversity and Inclusion, Health, Immigration   Health & Wellness   Mental Health, Obesity, Financial Stress/Homelessness

Project Phase: 

Available

Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Rochester Healthy Community Partnership (RHCP)

Collaborators: Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanics and Latin American--Rochester ; Community Education: Hawthorne Education Center ; New Sudan American Hope ; Rochester Healthy Community Partnership (RHCP)

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Description

Immigrants and refugees arrive to the United States healthier than the general population.  But, the longer they live in the U.S., the more likely they are to approximate the cardiovascular risk profiles of the general population, including increased rates of  obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease. Two reasons for the development of these diseases are low levels of physical activity and lack of access to healthy foods.  The reasons for these behaviors are complex, and include many social, economic, environmental, and cultural factors.

Healthy Immigrant Families is a project aimed at improving physical activity and dietary habits among immigrants and refugees to Rochester, Minnesota. Healthy Immigrant Families uses a CBPR approach to design an intervention aimed at improving physical activity and dietary habits with and for families from participating communities. The intervention includes delivery of family-centered, home-based coaching and learning regarding physical activity and healthy eating to participating Hispanic, Somali and Sudanese Families. These lessons are facilitated by specifically trained Family Health Promoters from the same community or ethnic group as the participants. In addition, community physical activity and nutrition resources are accessible through a specifically created interactive web-based asset map. Program efficacy is evaluated by measuring physical activity using accelerometery, and dietary quality by 24-hour dietary recall. Other health indicators include measurement of blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and health-related quality of life survey.

151 participants (44 families) were enrolled at baseline. At 12 months post enrollment, 93% of families were still engaged in study activities and the intervention had been delivered to 100% of active families.

 

 

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Diversity and Inclusion, Health, Immigration  

May 24, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

 Y has received a grant from the Schulze Family Foundation which allows us to provide 400 Rochester high schooler’s a free summer members through our Get Summer program.

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Four Mayo SWS students and their teacher made a huge impression at Kiwanis Club of Rochester. 

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May 16, 2019: Race Exhibit Moved to Luther College

Great teamwork to have exhibit transported to Luther College. 

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May 08, 2019: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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April 28, 2019: Isaiah News

April/May Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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April 23, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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April 16, 2019: United Way Special Projects Team

OVERALL OBJECTIVE: determine what forms of advocacy are most suitable to advance United Way’s vision and mission. 

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April 12, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

State lawmakers are being asked to provide $1 million in hopes of putting single parents and their children on a new path out of poverty this summer.

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April 07, 2019: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

BRINGING OUR RESOURCES TO A SPROUT! EVENT NEAR YOU

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April 04, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan $25M loan fund

PB: "As part of J2G, lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are seeking to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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April 03, 2019: SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative

April 30, 2019 Beyond Minnesota Nice Conference: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities

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Last modified by support on 2016/11/07
Created by allnode on 2016/04/04

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