CULTIVATING HEALTH

PROMOTING HEALTHY LIVING IN COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS AND WITH INDIVIDUALS TO PREVENT CHRONIC DISEASE AND OBESITY KATIE ADAMSON DIRECTOR OF HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS AND POLICY
July 31, 2013

OUR FOOTPRINT

The nation’s 2687 Ys serve more than 20 million people each year in 10,000 communities. 80 percent of U.S. households live within three miles of a Y.
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INNOVATING WHERE WE LIVE, WORK AND PLAY

Programs for

Programs for

Changes in

Changes in

Changes in

INDIVIDUALS

FAMILIES
Salsa Sabor y Salud (family helathy program for Latinos)

ORGANIZATIONS

COMMUNITIES

SOCIETY

To

PROMOTE WELL-BEING
(Primary)

PressPlay (healthy living program for boomers)

YMCA’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards for Early Childcare and Afterschool Programs

Pioneering Healthier Communities

Statewide Pioneering Healthier Communities

To

(Secondary)

REDUCE RISK

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Moving for Better Balance Falls Prevention

Community Transformation Grant Program Childhood Obesity

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

Diabetes Control To

RECLAIM HEALTH
(Tertiary)

EnhanceFitness (arthritis control) LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA (cancer survivorship)

To

BUILD CAPACITY

Building Capacity for Healthy Living (formerly Activate America®)

PROMOTING WELL-BEING IN COMMUNITIES AND IN SOCIETY

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| PFCD Obesity Briefing| ©2013 YMCA of the USA

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STATE ADVOCATES CALL | 2013 Y-USA

PROMOTING WELL-BEING WITH BOOMERS PRESS PLAY
What they want…
1) Autonomy 2) Competence

3) Relatedness
4) Connectedness

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| PFCD OBESITY BRIEFING| ©2013 YMCA of the USA

REDUCING DISEASE RISK – YMCA’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

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| PRESENTATION TITLE HERE | ©2011 YMCA of the USA

HEALTH SYSTEMS CHANGE / DOCTOR REFERRAL

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PFCD OBESITY BRIEFING | 2013 Y-USA

HELPING PEOPLE RECLAIM HEALTH THROUGH WEIGHT LOSS
Joan hospitalized for severe back pain (Joined the Y in hopes of not having to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair) Gene recovering from a heart attack and quadruple by-pass surgery Both have lots 60 pounds

Joan at 79:
• • • • • • Walks on treadmills Rides bikes Is learning to swim Works out for 30 minutes daily Reads the paper Socializes with Friends

Gene at 82:

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THANK YOU
Katie Adamson YMCA OF THE USA Katie.adamson@ymca.net

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