Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
This Saturday, March 9, 2013, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health kicks off the 2013 ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® 10-event series in Phoenix, Arizona with local community-based organization partner, Concilio Latino de Salud. The series is implemented in partnership with Univision Communications, the Embassy of Mexico, and the United States Tennis Association. For the third straight year, Newman’s Own Foundation joins the Health Foundation of the Americas as national supporter of this unique event series, which brings health and wellness programming to Hispanic communities.
“The support we are receiving from Newman’s Own Foundation allows us to serve 20,000 people at community family health events around the country,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group, and author of The Latina Guide to Health and Buena Salud® guide series.
“We are also able to make a difference because of the commitment of over 300 partner organizations and thousands of extraordinary volunteers who believe in the power of culture, family, and community.” The events focus on good nutrition education and access to healthy food options, such as farmers’ markets; life-saving health screenings; and, a variety of opportunities for physical activity and sports for the entire family.
“We are proud to support the National Alliance for Hispanic Health in providing community-based health and nutrition outreach,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation. “One of the Foundation’s priorities is the support of nonprofits whose focus is on nutrition, and ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® works to address a broad range of needs on the local level.”
¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events are free, and all participants are provided with the opportunity to register for the National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s Buena Salud® Club. This free membership club is designed to promote healthy lifestyles by providing year-round reliable and confidential health information and provider referrals.
The kick-off ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event will be held March 9, 2013, at John R. Davis Elementary School at 6209 S. 15th Avenue in Phoenix, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The Alliance is the nation’s foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance’s Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
About ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®
In its seventh year, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® is the premier national family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event series in the nation. These family-oriented events are organized by leading Hispanic community-based organizations and are tailored to the interests and cultures of each community. In 2013, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events will be held in Albuquerque, NM; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Kennett Square, PA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Brownsville, TX; and, San Diego, CA. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Health Foundation for the Americas present the series, along with its national supporter, Newman’s Own Foundation, national media partner, Univision Communication’s Salud es vida ¡Entérate!, and national partners, the Embassy of Mexico, and the United States Tennis Association. For more information call 1-866-783-2645 or visit http://www.getupgetmoving.org or find us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/healthyamericas/events
About Concilio Latino de Salud
Concilio is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, community-based organization that provides culturally competent and linguistically appropriate prevention education on a wide range of health topics of great concern to the Hispanic community including: HIV/AIDS and other STIs (sexually transmitted infections), cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, inhalant/substance abuse among young adults, preventative vaccinations for babies and children, tobacco use elimination, and others. Concilio actively pursues goals set by the national and state projects such as Healthy People 2020 through programming, advocacy, public policy analysis, workshops, community-wide education, service and resource referrals, applied research, and media links.