A Case Study in Academic-Community Partnerships: A Community-Based Nutrition Education Program for Mexican Immigrants

AbstractHispanics are the largest U.S. immigrant group and Mexican Americans are the largest U.S. Hispanic population.  Hispanics, particularly Mexican Americans, are among the highest risk groups for obesity, placing them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer. Obesity lifestyle interventions incorporating Motivational Interviewing techniques and specific adaptations for the popu lation of interest can have a significant impact on reducing health risks. This paper presents a community-engaged, culturally-sensitive nutrition and dietary counseling intervention conducted between 2016 and 2018 at the Consulate General of Mexico in New York City and reports preliminary findings regarding participant satisfaction and self-reported changes in eating and exercise habits. In addition, it describes the community and academic partners’ roles and processes in program development, discusses strengths and challenges posed by a multi-sector partnership and describes adaptations ma de using the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations to increase the program’s sustainability and potential for scalability.
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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