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Pulse of Life
Transcript of Pulse of Life
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
Community health worker workshops
Resident Leadership Academies
What is a certified medical interpreter?
What impact can inaccurate translation and misunderstanding have on health in diverse
are created with
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
Study Medical Interpretation at
UC San Diego Extension
Assembly Bill No. 635
How can the neighborhood you live in
improve or hinder your health?
How early are our habits shaped and what long term impact can they have on health?
Culinary Fusion Festival
Healthy Traditional Recipe Cook Books
Food Justice Momentum Team
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
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
Vision Zero San Diego
LISC San Diego
Informal Economy in City Heights
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.
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
How could you add
exercise and physical activity
into your daily life?
Health & Wellness
from Kaiser Permanente
from American Heart Association
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
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!
Share your thoughts!
How can our hobbies promote health and physical activity?
How can physical activity be incorporated into daily commutes?
What barriers exist to eating healthy?
How does one's culture impact individual and community health?
Rx for CalFresh
San Diego County Farmers Markets
San Diego Community Garden Network
San Diego Food System Alliance
Article: Addressing social factors critical for continued fight against heart disease and stroke in America
What hobbies incorporate
physical exercise and
What collaborative activities
could be initiated to improve
Take a Hike!
San Diego’s urban canyons
and parks provide hiking
Many more trails
exist in East County.
Local Hiking Trails
City of San Diego Parks & Recreation
San Diego Indoor Soccer
Activities for Kids
Does your neighborhood have
“complete streets”: designed for
use by pedestrians, bike riders,
public transit, and
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
San Diego MTS Trip Planner
San Diego Bike Coalition
Article: Recreational, commuter biking linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk
How can more
fresh fruits and vegetables
be incorporated into
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.
Can health be achieved without
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
San Diego County
San Diego Housing Commission
Article: Did you know place matters?
Zip code Lifetime Estimate
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
Learn the facts
about health disparities
bridging the gap:
Environmental Health Coalition
Lead by example!
Your family, friends, and peers are watching
and your habits will influence them.
Talk with others about health,
chronic diseases, and how to
make your neighborhood healthier.