Do Right Campaign

The Center for Closing the Health Gap

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Read about our Vision, Mission, Approach, and how we are promoting Awareness.Find out about The Center’s workshops and programs, plus our Community Resource Center.Learn about our community outreach programs, including our Do Right campaign.

Minorities Lead the Nation in Obesity

Obesity is closing in on smoking as the nation’s number one underlying, preventable killer. It is a major risk factor for heart disease, high cholesterol, blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other serious health conditions. Although the obesity epidemic threatens everyone, some groups are at greater risk than others. Obesity rates for both adults and children are substantially higher among African Americans, Mexican Americans, and other minorities. In minority communities, there are also disparities in access to fresh, high quality, and affordable foods and fewer parks and places to play sports.

Mission of the Do Right! Campaign

The mission of the Do Right! Campaign is to empower communities to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.

Do Right! Campaign Programs

Neighborhood Assessments

Assessments of targeted neighborhoods to learn about knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and environmental factors impacting obesity. Information from the assessments will guide the development of programs and strategies to improve physical activity and nutrition in the neighborhood.

Community Education Workshops

One-time or series of education workshops on nutrition and physical activity taught by trained professionals.

Children’s Community Gardening Initiative

A community gardening project for children that offers hands-on gardening, nutrition education, healthy food preparation and environmental lessons.

Fitness Demonstrations

Fitness demonstrations for traditional and alternate forms of exercise including line dancing, salsa dancing, and tai chi

Awareness Campaigns

Promotion of healthy eating and physical activity through marketing activities focused on minority communities

Advocacy Activities

Advocating for environmental and policy changes that increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity

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