Health begins where we live, learn, work and play. Availability and access to:
all have an impact on our health. Research shows that one’s income, race/ethnicity or zip code play a significant role in their health and well-being. Among all health-risk behaviors including physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption and overweight/obesity, Hispanic/Latinos in Colorado have a greater disparity than the state’s population as a whole.
Vida Sana: Uniting for the health equity of Latinos/Coalición mejorar la salud de nuestra comunidad latina is a community coalition addressing health disparities among Hispanic/Latinos and low-income community members in North Fort Collins. To get involved, contact Edgar Dominguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-495-7519.
With funding from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the coalition of over 200 community members works together to identify the risk factors among the Latino/Hispanic and low-income communities that contribute to health disparities and create community based solutions. The coalition works in three areas:
Neighborhood promotoras, or community health workers, have been identified in four neighborhoods - Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park, Hickory Village, Andersonville and Coachlight Plaza - to assess needs, barriers, and desires for interventions. This approach has been successful with Latinas around women’s breast, reproductive and oral health. Vida Sana is eager to expand their work to include other chronic disease interventions. The
outcomes of this project component include:
Please come join us for all of our Vida Sana events!
Vida Sana members may access the Northside Facility for free for usage of the cardio/weight room, basketball court during open gym times and track use. ***The Vida Sana pass can and will be revoked if being utilized for the sole purpose of showering or loitering at the facility. ***
Zumba classes are FREE to Vida Sana members. If you are not a Vida Sana member class enrollment prices can vary depending if you have a facility pass.
ENROLLMENT for fitness classes for Non-Vida Sana: With Facility Pass Enrollment = $.90/class, ttl. $4.50/5week session. Without facility pass: Enrollment is $3.00/class, ttl $15.00/5week session. Drop in $5.50/class.
Zumba classes are Monday, Wednesday & Friday at Club Tico - 9:00-10:00 AM. Tuesday & Thursday at Northside Aztlan Community Center - 6:30-7:30 PM. Sunday afternoons at Northside Aztlan Community Center - 3:30-4:30 PM
Active childcare takes place at Northside Aztlan Center during the evening Zumba classes on Tuesday and Thursday (6:30-7:30 PM) and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Club Tico, 9am.
Vida Sana is a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Grant focused on health equity for the Latino community. For more information about Vida Sana or to join the Vida Sana coalition, please contact Jonny Roman at 221-6652, email@example.com or visit the NACC website.
In the Spring of 2012, several N. Fort Collins residents participated in a project with CanDo to tell the story of their neighborhood through pictures and group discussion. The intent of the project is to start a dialogue around issues of access to healthy options throughout our community and to inspire solutions for improvement. An example:
Watch out for the big rigs!
“Big rigs pass by PVMHP all day everyday at very high speeds right up against the bike lane that’s not even barely there.” Billie Jo, Age 30
CanDo and Vida Sana are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Colorado Trust to host a series of four live-streamed trainings on Health Equity. This will be the first year that we will host the learning series in both Fort Collins and Loveland.
Our first learning series will be held on February 5, 2015 and will feature Doran Schrantz, an executive director of ISAIAH, a faith-based community organization of 100 member congregations in Minnesota. Ms. Schrantz has transformed ISAIAH into one of the most powerful voices in Minnesota around issues of racial and economic justice. ISAIAH has explored the intersection of community organizing, policy and research and has launched powerful partnerships with national policy leaders. Ms. Schrantz will discuss how ISAIAH engages communities to develop solutions to health equity issues, and how other organizations and individuals can become part of such a movement.
Please join us for breakfast and the training on February 5, 8:00-10:00am at the following locations (please note this is a morning time. We will post the Fort Collins location on our website as soon as the details are available.)
Loveland Public Library, Gertrude Scott Room, 300 North Adams Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537.
Please RSVP to Kelly Burwell at: Kelly.Burwell@uchealth.org
University of Colorado Health’s Caribou Training Room
2002 Caribou Dr. Suite 100
Please RSVP to Edgar Dominguez by Monday, February 2 at: Eddie.Dominguez@uchealth.org
Keep your calendar open for future dates which include: