Familias Sanas y Activas

Principal Investigator: Guadalupe X. Ayala Center Director: John P. Elder

Project funding period: 09/30/2009-09/29/2014
Summary:
Familias Sanas y Activas is a 5-year, renewable, physical activity and health promotion study in South San Diego County. It is the main study of the San Diego Prevention Research Center, an academic-community partnership funded since 2004 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent and reduce obesity in Latino communities. This study will evaluate a volunteer-based physical activity intervention that trains community members, (promotores), to conduct healthy lifestyle classes and instruct free physical activity classes for South San Diego County families. The intervention involves collaborations with different community organizations in South San Diego County to provide locations for physical activity classes and healthy lifestyle classes. The primary aim of the study is to increase physical activity and improve health outcomes in 400 community residents over a one-year period.
Funding Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention | www.cdc.gov/prc