Working with NHMA and physician leaders in California and New York, this effort will focus on developing knowledge to health communications to empower Hispanic physicians to educate their communities over two years. Funding for two years is being provided by the Kellogg Foundation.
We have coordinated the following major activities and welcome your input and participation:
- Researched Federal and State Programs that can decrease Obesity in Children from 0 to 8 years old. We have already partnered with the First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign and the Surgeon General, had a Congressional Briefing on Child Obesity in October 2010, and have developed the www.HispanicHealth.info Portal with the support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Now we are focused on educating our community leaders, health care leaders and policy leaders as well as the community on future strategic policy efforts that can decrease obesity in children - to start building a healthy generation for the nation.
- Developing Child Obesity Policy Paper with our Policy Committee of the Board of Directors to be presented in State Summits in 2013.
- Coordinated a National Media Advisory Committee with our partners - Univision, National Association of Hispanic Publications, Telemundo, El Diario, Impremedia, Futuro Media and started to develop a strategic media plan for the effort.
- Planning State Policy Summits in Sacramento, California and Albany, New York in the Winter of 2013 to discuss recommendations to develop policies that create healthy communities in order to reduce early childhood obesity.
Maritza Alvarado, MD
Director of Health Services, Syracuse City School District
Judith Flores, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Ambulatory Care, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Services
Katherine Flores, MD
Director, UCSF-Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education & Evaluation
Carmen R. Isasi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Daniel E. Korin, MD, PhD
Diane Santana, MD
Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente
Ileana Vargas-Rodriguez, MD
For additional information or to lend your support, please contact 212 – 419-3685