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Hoy en Adelante
 

Program Description
HOY en Adelante is a nation-wide program utilizing one-act skits or vignettes, known as corridos in the Latino community, along with storytelling to illustrate ways to prevent diabetes among Latinos at risk and to prevent complications for those living with diabetes. Using a “family-based” approach, "HOY en Adelante" will target Latinas to serve as educators for the entire Latino community, with special attention being placed on low-income populations.

In addition, HOY en Adelante has a policy component, which is to increase the capacity of local, regional, and national organizations to reduce diabetes in Latina/o communities. "HOY en Adelante" serves as the vehicle to promote healthy behavior change and reduce health disparities.

Participating Agencies
1. CHOICES (La Puente, CA)
2. Family Focus (Chicago, IL)
3. Hispanic Health Initiatives, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
4. Nelda C. & H.J. Lutcher Stark Diabetes Center (Houston, TX)
5. National Latina Health Network (New Jersey)

Status
Recently funded by the National Diabetes Education Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hoy en Adelante project will extend for five years.

 
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