Health for All: Healthy Places that Promote Health Equity among Latinos in Kansas City, KS
Latinos in Kansas City, Kansas experience disproportionately adverse outcomes related to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In addition, self-report surveys indicate low engagement in leisure-time physical activity, low rates of consuming adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables, and high rates of uninsured residents. This project promotes healthy behaviors and reduces risk for disparities in chronic disease by creating or strengthening community spaces and places for Latinos to access healthy foods, opportunities for physical activity, and high-quality and culturally-appropriate services for chronic disease management.
Vicki Collie-Akers, Ph.D., M.P.H.
785 864-5281 (fax)
Work Group for Community Health and Development
1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Dole Center, Room 4082
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, USA 66045