Felicidades to the Hispanic Health Council: An Honorable Mention Winner of the Let’s Move Video ChallengeNo Comments
The Hispanic Health Council won an honorable mention in the Let’s Move Communities on the Move Video Challenge, which invited faith and community leaders to share their stories about their efforts to promote wellness and solve the problem of childhood obesity in their communities. The First Lady encouraged participating organizations to create videos that showcased programs related to Let’s Move Faith and Communities that were creative, effective, sustainable, replicable and inspirational.
The Hispanic Health Council is based in Hartford, CT and their mission is to improve the health and social well-being of Latinos and other diverse communities. The Hispanic Health Council opened its doors in 1978 to help bridge the gaps of economic and social conditions such as poverty, racism, language barriers, and lack of access to medical care. These social injustices produced excessive disease, death, disability and dissatisfaction among Latinos. The Hispanic Health Council is a resource for all of these Latino residents and they are a catalyst for change in hopes they will someday close the health care gap between minorities and non-minorities in their community.
Hispanic Health Council’s video, “Puppets & Peers… on the Move to Prevent Childhood Obesity”, highlights three of its signature programs that together promote the three themes of the video challenge: promoting healthy food choices, promoting physical activity and promoting access to high-quality food.
Also featured is Breastfeeding: Heritage and Pride, a nationally recognized evidence-based peer counseling program operated in partnership with Hartford Hospital, and replicated at Yale New Haven Hospital WIC Program. Breastfeeding: Heritage and Pride improves breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among low-income mothers and babies through prenatal and post-partum education and support provided in homes, hospitals, WIC offices and other settings.
The third featured program is SNAP Outreach, which helps eligible community members learn about the benefits of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps), and helps them to apply for the program.
The “Communities on the Move Video Challenge” Honorable Mention prize includes an invitation to the White House to meet the First Lady Michelle Obama and having their video featured on the Let’s Move website.
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Read the Hispanic Health Council Press Release: Hispanic Health Council: An Honorable Mention Winner of the Let’s Move Video Challenge.
Read the White House Press Release: First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Winners of Let’s Move! Video Challenge.