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

Mission

The LatinaStrong Foundation provides culturally relevant resources and a large supportive network of experts, medical and behavioral providers. We educate Latinas and their families about preventive and mental health and wellness through programming in the community to promote optimal health of the mind, body, and spirit. We include a bilingual and bicultural advisory board focus on cultural strategies and best practices for preventive and mental health to effectively reach Latinas and families.

The LatinaStrong Foundation will accomplish this by: Emphasizing preventive medicine and mental health education; Inspiring women to be at their best and perform at the highest level; Be the role models for our culture in health, mental health, nutrition and fitness through a large supportive influential health network; Promote a new healthy lifestyle for our familia.

We embrace the movers and shakers and the individuals trying to make a difference for their families, communities and themselves.

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).

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