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Title: FUN Walking on the Web


1
FUN Walking on the Web
  • A web-enhanced walking program for City of
    Garfield residents.

Presented by
Starr Eaddy, PhD, CHES Darleen Reveille, RN
2
Overview
  • Rationale
  • FUN Goals
  • Program Objectives
  • Participants Garfield
  • Method FUN Walk
  • FUN Walk Perspectives
  • Barriers for Minority Communities
  • Results
  • Contacts

3
Rationale
  • In 2003-04 1
  • Over 66 million (32.2) of adults were obese.
  • Almost 5 of adults were extremely obese.
  • the fastest-growing public health concern for
    New Jersey is obesity and its causes. -- The
    NJ State Development and Redevelopment Plan, 2001

4
Rationale cont
  • Physical Activity 2005
  • State of NJ
  • Only 25.5 of adults got 20 minutes of vigorous
    physical activity three or more days per week 2
  • Bergen County, NJ
  • Only 27.1 of adults got 20 minutes of vigorous
    physical activity three or more days per week 3

5
F.U.N. (Fitness, Unity and Nutrition)
  • Overarching Strategic Plan
  • Mission Statement F.U.N. is a model program
    dedicated to fitness, unity and nutrition in
    Garfield
  • Vision Garfield residents will have access to
    resources that engage them in the adoption of
    healthy behaviors
  • Goals
  • I. Improve the overall health and reduce obesity
    of Garfield residents in their respective
    communities by
  • 1. Access to information and resources.
  • Facilitate access to information and resources to
    enhance body composition specifically for the
    over-fat and under-fit
  • 2. Engage residents of Garfield in
    activities.
  • Integrate the activities into the fabric of the
    community.

6
Program Objectives
  • Access to information and resources
  • To provide health knowledge and physical activity
    learning assessments to enhance body composition
    .
  • To increase scores on learning assessments as
    compared to baseline.
  • Engage residents of Garfield in activities
  • To increase the number of steps taken by formerly
    sedentary adults to at least 5000 steps per day
    within 1 year.

7
Participants Residents of Garfield, NJ 4
  • Population 29,786
  • 6 African descent
  • 13 Asian
  • 13 Hispanic
  • 39 foreign born
  • 14 over 65 years old
  • Area 2.08 square miles
  • 5,000 Students
  • County Parks 2

City leaders supporting Walk at Work
8
Method FUN Walk
  • A semi-structure web-enhanced walking program
  • Support and guidance provided via discussions
    boards and monitored chats.
  • Participants earn incentives for progress toward
    knowledge and physical activity (PA) goals.
  • Maps of parks and recreation areas highlight
    local facilities
  • Pedometers are provided to tract physical
    activity goals.
  • Program integrates low cost nutrition information
  • Areas to socialize and build community
  • Non competitive
  • Multi-lingual interface

9
FUN Walk Perspectives
  • For Participants
  • Easy to use
  • Available 24/7
  • Peer support
  • Fun activities
  • Effective
  • Non competitive
  • Progress incentives
  • Self paced
  • Free sponsored by city of Garfield
  • For Providers
  • Easy turnkey set up
  • Effective
  • Evidence based
  • Monthly outcome reports
  • No added equipment or staff
  • Fully customizable
  • Low cost

10
Barriers to addressing obesity in minority
communities
  • Barriers
  • Environmental Barriers
  • To physical activity
  • To good nutrition
  • Cultural Barriers
  • Fun Walk Interventions
  • Environmental Barriers
  • To physical activity
  • Group Walking
  • Stair Walking
  • To good nutrition
  • Farmers Market Directory
  • Cooperatives
  • Budget sensitive menus
  • Cultural Barriers
  • Multi-lingual resources
  • Multi-lingual site directions

11
Results
  • The program is currently undergoing pilot
    testing preliminary results should be available
    in fall 2007.
  • Contact Dr. Eaddy for updates and additional
    information.

12
References
  1. CDC Obesity Facts Source http//www.cdc.gov/nchs/p
    ressroom/06facts/obesity03_04.htm
  2. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    -Prevalence Data sourcehttp//apps.nccd.cdc.gov/b
    rfss/display.asp?catPAyr2005qkey4418stateNJ
  3. SMART Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area
    Risk Trends Source http//apps.nccd.cdc.gov/brfs
    s-smart/MMSACtyRiskChart.asp?yr22005CtyCode90c
    atPAMMSA61qkey4419grp0
  4. City of Garfield fast facts http//www.garfieldnj.
    org/content/177/302/default.aspx

13
Contacts
  • Starr Eaddy, PhD, CHES
  • Patient People, Inc.
  • PO Box 511, Edgewater, NJ 07020-0511
  • Ph 201-312-5525, Fax 201-941-7522
  • E-mail Sleceo_at_ahealthcoach.com
  • Website www.ahealthcoach.com
  • Darleen Reveille, RN,
  • City of Garfield Health Department
  • 60 Elizabeth Street, Garfield, NJ 07026
  • Ph 973-340-3340, Fax 973-772-7721
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