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Pulse of Life

Activating Healthy Communities

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GUIDE
PULSE OF LIFE
Activating Healthy Communities
Who are "promotoras" and what do community
health workers do?
What impact can community volunteers have promoting health?
Connie Lafuente says that
Latinas in low income neighborhoods
are 1.5 times more likely to die
from chronic diseases than
the general population.

What neighborhood features
influence health?
Community health worker workshops
https://www.pciglobal.org/us/alcance/
Resident Leadership Academies
http://www.healthyworks.org/resident-leadership-academy
COMMUNICATION
What is a certified medical interpreter?
What impact can inaccurate translation and misunderstanding have on health in diverse
communities?
What opportunities
are created with
certified medical
interpreters?
Advocate for legislation!
AB-635 Medical interpretation services bill initiated a pilot program in California that studies medical interpretation impact on foreign-language speakers.
Request certified medical interpreters!
Bilingual friends and children
are not adequate interpreters at
the doctor's office.
Interpreter Training Center
http://www.globalvillagelanguage.com/
Study Medical Interpretation at
UC San Diego Extension
http://extension.ucsd.edu/
Assembly Bill No. 635
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB635
ENVIRONMENT
How can the neighborhood you live in
improve or hinder your health?
CULTURE
COMMUNITY
HABITS
How early are our habits shaped and what long term impact can they have on health?
Culinary Fusion Festival
http://strivesandiego.org/
Healthy Traditional Recipe Cook Books
http://cachampionsforchange.cdph.ca.gov/
Pages/recipes.aspx
Food Justice Momentum Team
http://www.midcitycan.org/food_justice
Demand nutritious,
culturally appropriate school lunches!
San Diego Unified School District has made halal food choices available in some schools with higher Muslim populations.

Reduce salt use at home and restaurants!
Request the STRIVE approved meal,
if available, and avoid additional
salt and soy sauce. Fresh herbs can be
used for nutrient rich flavors.
What are some traditional and cultural foods available in your community? Are they considered healthy or nutritious?
What does the average Californian
or U.S. American diet look like
and how has it altered
traditional diets?
What physical or built environment issues exist in your community
and what is the impact health?
How can a community support
the economic development of
their neighbors?
Vision Zero San Diego
http://www.circulatesd.org/visionzerosd
LISC San Diego
http://programs.lisc.org/san_diego/
Informal Economy in City Heights
http://www.cityheightscdc.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Informal-Economy-in-City-Heights_Final-Version_August-26-2013.pdf
Speak out about dangerous traffic!
Traffic calming measures can be constructed. Testify to city council and/or contact the local media to amplify your voice.
Support parks!
Help keep local parks clean, safe,
and funded. Request new
community parks, gathering spaces,
and skate parks in your area.
The heart is a muscle that pumps oxygen and nutrients in your blood to the organs that need it.
When the arteries in the heart become diseased, the blood doesn't get to the organs efficiently.

What foods can cause heart disease?
What foods prevent and treat
heart disease?
How could you add
exercise and physical activity
into your daily life?

Health & Wellness

from Kaiser Permanente
https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org
Healthy Living

from American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
http://www.ourcommunityourkids.org
5210 Every Day!
5 or more servings of fruits & vegetables.
2 hours or less recreational screen time.
1 hour or more of physical activity.
0 sugary drinks.

Drink more water!
Discussion Questions
Suggested Actions
External Resources
Share your thoughts!
#PulseofLife
HOBBIES
How can our hobbies promote health and physical activity?
TRANSPORTATION
How can physical activity be incorporated into daily commutes?
FOOD
What barriers exist to eating healthy?
How does one's culture impact individual and community health?
Rx for CalFresh
http://www.sandiegohungercoalition.org/s/Rx-for-CalFresh_FINAL-Oct-2016.pdf

San Diego County Farmers Markets
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Community Garden Network
http://sdcgn.org

San Diego Food System Alliance
http://www.sdfsa.org

Article: Addressing social factors critical for continued fight against heart disease and stroke in America
http://newsroom.heart.org/news/addressing-social-factors-critical-for-continued-fight-against-heart-disease-and-stroke-in-america
What hobbies incorporate
physical exercise and
stress reduction?
What collaborative activities
could be initiated to improve
community health?

Take a Hike!
San Diego’s urban canyons
and parks provide hiking
opportunities.

Many more trails
exist in East County.

Local Hiking Trails
http://www.sandiegohikers.com

City of San Diego Parks & Recreation
https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/activities/sports

San Diego Indoor Soccer

http://www.letsplaysoccer.com/facilities/13

Activities for Kids
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/ActivitiesforKids/Activities-for-Kids_UCM_304155_SubHomePage.jsp
Does your neighborhood have
“complete streets”: designed for
use by pedestrians, bike riders,
public transit, and
automotive traffic?

Are the streets
in your neighborhood
considered safe for
pedestrians and bike riders?

Take public transit or
bike to work or school!
San Diego Bike Map
http://www.icommutesd.com/Bike/BikeMap.aspx

San Diego MTS Trip Planner
https://www.sdmts.com
Vision Zero
http://www.circulatesd.org/visionzero

San Diego Bike Coalition
https://sdbikecoalition.org

Article: Recreational, commuter biking linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk
http://newsroom.heart.org/news/recreational-commuter-biking-linked-to-lower-cardiovascular-disease-risk

How can more
fresh fruits and vegetables
be incorporated into
daily diets?

What is a food system
and what is the
community’s role in it?

Gardening & Cooking
Learn to grow fresh produce at home and cook meals starting with fresh vegetables.

HOUSING
Can health be achieved without
stable housing?
Nearly 1/3 of California renters spend more than 50% of their income on housing.

How does this impact wellness as it relates to diet and stress?

Is housing affordable
in your neighborhood?
Is new affordable housing being developed?

Report substandard housing conditions!



City of San Diego
https://www.sandiego.gov/ced/housing/substandard

San Diego County
http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/deh/fhd/housing/housingcomplaints.html
San Diego Housing Commission
http://www.sdhc.org

Article: Did you know place matters?
http://www.empoweredtoserve.org/index.php/did-you-know-place-matters-blog/

Zip code Lifetime Estimate
http://www.calendow.org/news/your-zip-code-lifetime/
ETHNICITY
Cardiovascular disease has a disproportionate toll on differing ethnic groups within the U.S. What are the additional barriers ethnic minorities may experience to prevent heart disease and other chronic diseases?

What is health equity?

How do societal conditions
influence health?

Learn the facts
about health disparities
and support
bridging the gap:

https://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@hcm/@ml/documents/downloadable/ucm_429240.pdf
REACH
https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/state-local-programs/reach/

Healthy Works
http://healthyworks.org

Environmental Health Coalition
http://www.environmentalhealth.org
Lead by example!
Your family, friends, and peers are watching
and your habits will influence them.

Support community!
Talk with others about health,
chronic diseases, and how to
make your neighborhood healthier.
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