“We want to make a difference and provide supportive resources & empowering education to promote a healthy lifestyle for Latinas their families and community!”


To educate Latinas about health and wellness through diet and exercise, and to promote optimal health of the mind, body, and spirit.  LatinaStrong will accomplish this by: Emphasizing preventive medicine education; Inspiring women to be at their best and perform at the highest level; Be the role models for our culture in health and fitness through a supportive network; Promote a new healthy lifestyle for our familia.

The Latino Culture

The Latino population continues to be the fastest growing minority group in the United States and constitutes at least 30% of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008).  Studies that have included Latinas indicate that 74% report no leisure-time physical activity and report higher prevalence of inactivity compared with Latino men even after age, education, and income are adjusted.  Latinas engage in significantly less leisure-time physical activity compared with other women and thus, experience higher rates of associated cardiovascular disease risk factors, including hypertension, obesity, diabetes mellitus, compared to non-Hispanic White women of comparable socioeconomic status (MMWR, 2009).

Despite noted health disparities among Latinas, the majority of intervention programs designed to promote physical activity have reached primarily nonminority, middle-income women and men (Perez, Fleury, & Keller, 2009).  LatinaStrong provides culturally relevant resources and supportive network to promote physical activity and cardiovascular health among Latinas.  The corporation includes a bilingual and bicultural advisory board focused on cultural strategies and best practices for preventative health to effectively reach Latinas community-wide with the potential of reducing cardiovascular risk in this growing population.

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