HEALthy 4 You research initiative engages the broader Latino community to understand which interventions meet their needs and what measures will be used to evaluate success. Since September 2021, our community partners (Vista Community Clinic, Comite Organizador Latino de City Heights, Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center) have worked together to:
- Describe current barriers and facilitators to providing culturally-tailored, evidence-based care to families experiencing ACES and obesity,
- Examine different evidence-based programs that could be useful for addressing ACEs and toxic stress, given the unique needs of Latino families;
- Identify likely social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of ACES and obesity for Latino families
- Participate and evaluate pilot mapping platform trainings using innovative Health Information Communication Technologies, GIS, and Participatory technology approaches to study social, behavioral, and biological determinants of health in underserved communities.