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CAN DO Houston C hildren  A nd  N eighbors  D efeat  O besity Mission:  To prevent and diminish childhood obesity in Houst...
How it all began
Childhood Obesity in Houston <ul><li>27% of fourth graders are obese (BMI > 95%) </li></ul><ul><li>19% are overweight (BMI...
What is CAN DO Houston?  <ul><li>Holistic  community-based  program to prevent and diminish childhood obesity </li></ul><u...
CAN DO is About Mobilizing & Coordinating Existing Resources that….. <ul><li>Provide parents the knowledge, skills and com...
CAN DO Houston 2009-2011 OGSM Mission :  To prevent and diminish childhood obesity in Houston and surrounding communities ...
CAN DO Houston Communities <ul><li>Magnolia/ Lawndale Wayside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Briscoe Elementary and Mason Park </li...
Magnolia Park/Lawndale Wayside <ul><li>21,302 residents: 96% Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>31% earn < poverty level </li></ul...
Sunnyside <ul><li>One of the oldest African American communities in Houston </li></ul><ul><li>18,629 residents: 94% Africa...
CAN DO Updates <ul><li>Nancy Correa   Beverly Gor </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors and Officers established </li></ul...
CAN DO Houston  Organizational Chart CAN DO Houston partners 06192009
Board of Directors <ul><li>Chair: Christine Mei, Minute Maid </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Chair: Dr. Lovell Jones, UTMDACC </li>...
CAN DO Houston Committees <ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Evalua...
CAN DO Houston Committees <ul><li>THEN </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement <...
Data & Research <ul><li>Review community profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Did we get the data we needed?  </li></ul><ul><li>Take...
Development/Marketing Communications <ul><li>Identify funding sources </li></ul><ul><li>Review and revise current CAN DO m...
Programming & Community Engagement <ul><li>Review status of current sites </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with principals, parents ...
Governance <ul><li>Develop guidelines for CAN DO partners </li></ul><ul><li>Develop policies for use of CAN DO logo and ma...
Current & Future Activities <ul><li>Briscoe Kick off Event: September 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Young Elementary: PTO meeting, ...
Questions? <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. CAN DO Houston C hildren A nd N eighbors D efeat O besity Mission: To prevent and diminish childhood obesity in Houston and surrounding communities through physical activity, nutrition, and healthy minds by enabling the broadest collaboration of individuals, institutions, and organizations. September 17, 2009
  2. 2. How it all began
  3. 3. Childhood Obesity in Houston <ul><li>27% of fourth graders are obese (BMI > 95%) </li></ul><ul><li>19% are overweight (BMI > 85% to <95%) </li></ul><ul><li>2 million Houston residents: 49% Anglo, 37% Hispanic, 25% African American, 5% Asian </li></ul><ul><li>Minority communities greater risk of childhood obesity, heart disease, stroke, asthma, type 2 diabetes, depression, cancer </li></ul><ul><li>More fast food restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Only 6 acres of park/1000 residents </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 30% uninsured </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is CAN DO Houston? <ul><li>Holistic community-based program to prevent and diminish childhood obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Target group is children 0 – 12 years of age and their caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition that our mission will require a multi-dimensional approach </li></ul><ul><li>Programs will be delivered in schools, after-school, worksites, community centers, recreation parks, faith community, and home environments </li></ul><ul><li>We must address physical activity, nutrition and healthy minds </li></ul>
  5. 5. CAN DO is About Mobilizing & Coordinating Existing Resources that….. <ul><li>Provide parents the knowledge, skills and commitment opportunities to improve daily wellness choices (nutrition, physical activity, relaxation/coping skills, etc) at home </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering with City Police to ensure neighborhood parks are safe </li></ul><ul><li>Support the wellness learning that teachers, health/physical educators and coaches are providing to children at school through promotion and delivery of wellness throughout the community </li></ul><ul><li>Build worksite wellness programs to ensure parents are taking wellness concepts home </li></ul>
  6. 6. CAN DO Houston 2009-2011 OGSM Mission : To prevent and diminish childhood obesity in Houston and surrounding communities through physical activity, nutrition, and healthy minds by enabling the broadest collaboration of individuals, institutions, and organizations Objective 2011 Goals (TBD) Strategies Measures Building healthy lives from the inside out. Power of participation # communities (target or growth rate %) # partners (growth rate %) Health/ Obesity measure? Awareness? Funding target? 1. Create local communities as a destination for healthy living – building a healthy, viable community <ul><li>IDENTIFY communities-in-need who embrace the CAN DO Houston mission (WHO) </li></ul><ul><li>Health measure improvements (TBD) </li></ul>2. Build initiatives from the inside out, cultivating engagement and sustainability <ul><li>LISTEN to the needs of the community and BUILD on the strengths of the community (WHAT) </li></ul><ul><li>Participation rates in the programming (i.e. kids and parents) </li></ul>3. Catalyze collaboration with existing resources, businesses, and local community partners <ul><li>Serve as a coordinating center for local initiatives and services that promote healthy living (HOW) </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with METRO, Police, Parks and Recreation, Houston Independent School District, Health and Human Services and other community organizations to help Houstonians have better access to a healthy lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate evidence-based and sustainable practices </li></ul><ul><li>Participation rates among partners </li></ul><ul><li>Participation rates among community representatives (i.e. PIP, Parks & Rec, volunteers) </li></ul>
  7. 7. CAN DO Houston Communities <ul><li>Magnolia/ Lawndale Wayside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Briscoe Elementary and Mason Park </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sunnyside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Young Elementary and Sunnyside Park </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Independence Heights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burrus Elementary and Independence Heights Park </li></ul></ul>IH MP SS
  8. 8. Magnolia Park/Lawndale Wayside <ul><li>21,302 residents: 96% Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>31% earn < poverty level </li></ul><ul><li><50% employed </li></ul><ul><li>Briscoe Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Mason Park </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sunnyside <ul><li>One of the oldest African American communities in Houston </li></ul><ul><li>18,629 residents: 94% African American </li></ul><ul><li>38% earn < poverty level </li></ul><ul><li><50% employed </li></ul><ul><li>Young Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Sunnyside Park </li></ul>
  10. 10. CAN DO Updates <ul><li>Nancy Correa  Beverly Gor </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors and Officers established </li></ul><ul><li>501c3 status obtained </li></ul><ul><li>Grants submitted to </li></ul><ul><li>RWJ Foundation Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Coca-Cola Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>American Medical Association Foundation </li></ul>
  11. 11. CAN DO Houston Organizational Chart CAN DO Houston partners 06192009
  12. 12. Board of Directors <ul><li>Chair: Christine Mei, Minute Maid </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Chair: Dr. Lovell Jones, UTMDACC </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary: Dr. Nancy Murray, UTSPH </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer: Bill Baun, UTMDACC </li></ul><ul><li>Member: Evelyn Henry, HISD </li></ul><ul><li>Member: Doug Earle, Parks &Rec </li></ul><ul><li>Member: Juan Gonzalez, HISD </li></ul><ul><li>Member: Paul Leitner, Looper Reid McGraw </li></ul>
  13. 13. CAN DO Houston Committees <ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing & Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul>
  14. 14. CAN DO Houston Committees <ul><li>THEN </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing & Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Data & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Programming & Community Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Development/Marketing Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul>
  15. 15. Data & Research <ul><li>Review community profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Did we get the data we needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Take photos of communities </li></ul><ul><li>Crime statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic safety </li></ul><ul><li>Parks & recreation area utilization </li></ul><ul><li>Assess community resources such as: WIC, Preventive care clinics, MDs, pediatricians, worksite wellness programs, grocery stores, availability vegetables & fruits </li></ul>
  16. 16. Development/Marketing Communications <ul><li>Identify funding sources </li></ul><ul><li>Review and revise current CAN DO materials </li></ul><ul><li>Build our “upstream” marketing with core stakeholders (Mayor, City Council members, HISD Trustees, Police) </li></ul><ul><li>Market research in each community to begin building “local” promotion & marketing opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Create “buzz” around the Neighborhood Wellness Team concept to help enlist volunteer teams </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain website </li></ul><ul><li>GROW OUR PROMOTION & MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES </li></ul>
  17. 17. Programming & Community Engagement <ul><li>Review status of current sites </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with principals, parents and School Health Action Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Plan kick off activities for Fall, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Three subgroups: Magnolia, Sunnyside, Independence Heights </li></ul>
  18. 18. Governance <ul><li>Develop guidelines for CAN DO partners </li></ul><ul><li>Develop policies for use of CAN DO logo and materials </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor compliance with Bylaws and other requirements </li></ul>
  19. 19. Current & Future Activities <ul><li>Briscoe Kick off Event: September 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Young Elementary: PTO meeting, kick off event planned </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Heights: planning meetings with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Board meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly CAN DO Houston partner meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking funding </li></ul>
  20. 20. Questions? <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul>
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