2013 Alegría AHH Speaker Series

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2013 Alegría AHH Speaker Series

  1. 1. Alegría: A Dance-Based Health Education Program Summer 2013
  2. 2. “…it is a time for laughing and smiling...” --Alegria Parent Participant
  3. 3. Presentation Outline  Background & History  Methods  Outcomes & Lessons Learned  Next Steps
  4. 4. Background & History
  5. 5. Background and History
  6. 6. Language barriers Social barriers Economic barriers Transportation difficulties Knowledge of healthcare system Foreign-Born in SC--44% (Pew, 2011)
  7. 7. Coordinators  English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher  Community Health Worker (CHW)/Bilingual Patient Services Representative  MUSC Alliance for Hispanic Health Advisor  Occupational Therapist  Speech Therapist
  8. 8. Methods
  9. 9. Budget ($1,000)  Staff  Facility  Food/Drink (Light refreshments)  Marketing and Publications  Miscellaneous Supplies (Brochures, Surveys)
  10. 10. In-Kind Donations (over $1500)  Meals (pizza, appetizers, etc.)  Advertisement  Dance and Gymnastics Demonstrations  Piñatas  Balloon Portrait Display  Painting supplies  Face painting and animal balloons
  11. 11. Adopt-A-Piñata Sponsors  MUSC Alliance for Hispanic Health  Floyd Brace Company  MUSC Children's Care, North Charleston & Moncks Corner  Monica Mason  Fred Reyes
  12. 12. Food Sponsors  El Sabor Latino  La Hacienda Restaurant  La Nortena Taqueria  Little Star of the Caribbean Food Truck  Tropical Kitchen Express
  13. 13. Special Event Sponsors  Arena Balloons Portrait Background Display  Charleston Latin Groove  Chirie Dautel Dance  Oui Dance 2 Dance Company  Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club  K 9 Care Unit Pet Therapy group  Zumba by Christian Yonce
  14. 14. Featured Non-Profits  ABRAZOS program  Family Connections Spanish Outreach program  PASOS program  Seacoast Church Dream Center
  15. 15. Health Education Resources  American Heart Association Brochures:  ¿Cómo puede la actividad física convertirse en un estilo de vida?  How can physical activity become a lifestyle?  ¿Cómo puedo cocinar comida saludable?  How can I cook healthy food?  Colegio de Profesionales de Terapia Ocupacional de Puerto Rico  Videojuegos y la televisión  Video games and television
  16. 16. Participant Feedback
  17. 17. Alegría is a great opportunity to get involved with the community and has taught me how little it can take to bring a smile to someone’s face. Everyone deserves the opportunity to celebrate the joys of life, and Alegría makes that happen!" --Alegría Volunteer Pamela Vesely
  18. 18. Outcomes & Lessons Learned
  19. 19. Survey Outcomes Ages (14 respondents):  0 to 3 years old (3)  3 to 5 years old (4)  5 to 10 years old (3)  10 to 15 years old (3)  15 to 20 years old (1)  20+ year old (0)
  20. 20. Child Impairments:  Blindness or visual difficulties (1)  Deaf or hearing difficulties (2)  Intellectual/cognitive difficulties (3)  Medical difficulties (4)  Physical difficulties (5)  Psychiatric difficulties (0)  Speech and language difficulties (6)  Other: Autism/PDD (2), Down Syndrome (1) Survey Outcomes
  21. 21. General Ratings Program Item Ratings Location Excellent or Good (100%) Times Excellent or Good (100%) Food Excellent or Good (100%) Staff/volunteers Excellent or Good (100%) Special Events Excellent or Good (100%)
  22. 22. Survey Outcomes Most beneficial aspect:  Increased knowledge of strategies to interact with and help my child with special needs (78.5%)
  23. 23. Program Benefits to Family Knowledge of ways to promote health and wellness for my family (42.9%) Knowledge of strategies to interact with and help my child with special needs (78.6%) Knowledge of resources in the area to promote health and wellness for my family (42.9%) Social support and/or knowledge of strategies for coping (42.9%)
  24. 24. Next Steps
  25. 25. The opportunity to work with these children and these families during the past four weeks has filled my heart with joy and hope for them and their siblings. It is an honor to be part of this experience. --Alegría Volunteer Martha Gomez
  26. 26. Alegria Non-Profit Org.? Dances? Community Events? Respite Night? Student Fieldwork? Community Grants?
  27. 27. Thank You to Our Sponsors  MUSC Alliance for Hispanic Health  Arena Balloons  El Sabor Latino  Floyd Brace Company  La Hacienda Restaurant  La Isla Magazine  La Nortena Taqueria  Latin Groove  Little Star of the Caribbean Food Truck  MUSC Children's Care, North Charleston & Moncks Corner  Oui Dance 2 Dance Company  Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club  Seacoast Church Dream Center  Tropical Kitchen Express  Vida Bella Services, LLC  “Un Café con Fe”

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