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Title: Cherokee REACH 2010 To REACH US


1
Cherokee REACH 2010 To REACH US
  • Cherokee Choices
  • 1999 2012
  • Presented by Ann Bullock, MD and Jeff Bachar, MPH

2
What Is REACH 2010/REACH US?
  • REACHRacial and Ethnic Approaches to
    Community Health
  • CDC grant
  • Health Disparities Inequalities
  • Congressional Black Caucus

3
What Is REACH 2010/REACH US?
  • 33 initial grantees
  • Demonstration Projects
  • Coalition-based
  • 1 of 6 with an American Indian focus
  • REACH here Cherokee Choices

4
Cherokee Choices
  • The Planning Year
  • Kids Do something for my kids
  • Parents Role models for each-other
  • Community Strengths, Grief, Sharing
  • Generations of Wellness

5
Cherokee Choices
  • Worksites
  • Schools
  • Churches

6
  • Cherokee Choices Worksite Wellness Program
    --Health Challenge
  • --Native Lifestyle Balance

7
Health Challenge Activities Offered
  • Pre and Post Assessment
  • Lipid panel, diet and exercise habits, goal
    setting
  • Use of Health Risk Assessment
  • Time off to participate
  • Regular contact with employees via walk thru
    visits by staff

8
Health Challenge Activities Offered
  • Stress Management Workshop
  • Educational in-service
  • Supermarket tour
  • Personal training
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Team sport challenges
  • Clinical measures
  • Health Challenge Cookbook
  • Stress Management
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Celebrations/Awards

9
Native Lifestyle Balance
  • 16 week curriculum, based on DPP
  • Individual contact
  • Follow up after the course

10
Total Weight Lost
  • From 2002-2004,
  • 562.8 pounds have been shed, averaging 6.5
    pounds per person.
  • During the 2004 year alone, a total of 303.8
    pounds have been lost, averaging 3.5 pounds per
    person.

11
Meeting Their Goals
  • 55.5 of this years participants agreed that
    they had met their health challenge goals
  • 26.7 were neutral
  • Only 8 indicated that they had not met their
    goals.

12
Schools Cherokee Choices Mentoring Program
  • Our communities are dealing with disproportionate
    amount of pain--being transmitted to children
  • Mentoring as a diabetes and general life problem
    intervention
  • Caring adults who mirror back to kids how
    important they are
  • Mentors focus on
  • Health knowledge, behaviors fun, active
    activities
  • Resiliency, Coping Skills, Emotional Issues
  • Cultural Knowledge, Pride
  • Self-ExpressionVerbally, Art, Drama, Music
  • Academic skills and success
  • Giving of oneself to serve othersenhances
    self-efficacy

13
How Did We Get In The School?
  • In School Activities
  • Lessons in Classes emotional expression,
    resilience model, coping skills meet NC
    education objectives
  • Bears and Cubs Trade Tales
  • Mentors with students during lunch recess.

14
After School
  • A Wednesday afterschool program
  • Walk Talk Club
  • An annual spring event, the Art Explosion
    exhibits and honors childrens talent
    creativity.
  • Girls On The Run Girls On Track

15
Churches and REACH in Cherokee
  • Wellness Wednesdays at one Church
  • Gospel Sing to kick off Walking To Jerusalem
    (borrowed from Healthy Carolinians)
  • 8 Churches with overwhelming response

16
Social Marketing and REACH in Cherokee
  • Professional Marketing Agency
  • Discussion Groups
  • Documentary
  • Print and TV campaign to reinforce messages at
    worksites, schools, churches

17
Looking Ahead
  • Expand Mentoring Program
  • Collaborate with county schools
  • Link Wellness To Costs
  • Collaborate to reduce healthcare costs
  • More Community-wide events such as walks, runs
    and hikes.
  • Prenatal/Early Life Intervention
  • Nurse-Family Partnership
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