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Welcome to “Juntos por una Vida Saludable”, a pivotal program presented by the Latin American Association in collaboration with the Hispanic Federation’s ¡Juntos por una Vida Saludable! Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program.

This transformative 3-year diabetes prevention initiative integrates a CDC-approved lifestyle change program with culturally relevant services. We go beyond conventional approaches by incorporating engaging activities such as Zumba, What’s App chats, emphasizing family dynamics, exploring diverse food traditions, and providing mental health education sessions and referrals. Our comprehensive approach also involves app-based monitoring, creating a holistic strategy to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Target Population:

  • Low-income Latino adults
  • Ages 18-70
  • Diagnosed with pre-diabetes or at high risk for Type 2 diabetes (cannot be a diabetic)
  • Previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes. (cannot be currently pregnant)
  • Score 5 or more in the initial screening, indicating a potential risk

Our primary aim is to empower individuals to take control of their health by addressing the key factors contributing to type 2 diabetes. We strive to reduce at least 5% of program participants starting weight, lose at least 4% of their starting weight and log an average of 150 minutes of activity each week OR lower their A1C (also known as HbA1C) by 0.2%.

Program Structure:

Participants embark on a one-year-long intervention divided into two stages, strategically designed to encourage the adoption of healthy eating and physical activity habits. Beyond initiation, our program places equal emphasis on habit maintenance, ensuring lasting positive changes that contribute to overall health.

Key Program Benefits:

FitBit Incentive:

As you progress through half of the program, celebrate your achievements with a FitBit to track and enhance your fitness journey.

Community Support:

Join a close-knit community of like-minded individuals, forming connections that make the health journey more enjoyable and sustainable.

Accountability Partnerships:

Establish meaningful partnerships to provide and receive support, fostering a sense of responsibility and commitment to staying healthy.

Commitment to Health:

Immerse yourself in a supportive environment led by certified life coaches, engaging in sessions conducted entirely in Spanish. This one-year commitment comprises 26 thoughtfully curated sessions, providing the necessary tools and guidance to pave the way toward a healthier, more vibrant life.

Program staff

Melisa Nichols
Program manager and lifestyle coach
HEPI- Health Education & Prevention Initiatives, Senior Program Manager

Milagro Polo
Certified lifestyle coach
HEPI- Health Education & Prevention Initiatives, Assistant

Ready to Begin Your Health Transformation? Join Juntos por una Vida Saludable today!

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