Program Description: 

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Obesity among children and adolescents is an ongoing public health concern in the U.S., with African-American and Latino children disproportionately affected.  Faith based organizations can effectively support health promotion programs for at risk communities.  This project has two purposes: develop a childhood obesity intervention in a faith setting for Latino families; report well-being and patterns of decision-making within the family unit related to dietary intake, physical activity, and environmental resources. Using a Community Based Participatory research approach, educational class-design included community member input, pilot-testing and age appropriate questionnaires.  Results are expected to aid the community in subsequent faith-placed wellness educational classes for Latino children and their families.

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Care Professionals
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Students
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Identify facilitators and barriers in the design of health promotion programs within faith-based settings.
  • List community assets which facilitate implementation of community based participatory research within faith-based communities.
  • Identify challenges to participant engagement and future strategies to facilitate increased collaboration in children and parent dyads.
Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Program Director: Linda Meurer, MD

Presenter: Martin J. Mikell, PhD, RN, CEN is a T32 primary care post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  His research interests are in physical activity among Latinos, as well as understanding factors that contribute to health promoting behaviors within Latino communities.  He has previous experience conducting qualitative research with a focus on Latino immigrant perceptions of health.  Dr. Mikell’s presentation will focus on a pediatric obesity prevention intervention in a low resource, predominately Latino, faith-based organization (FBO).  This intervention is using a community based participatory research approach in the design and implementation of a culturally competent nutritional curriculum to Latino children and adolescents.  The intervention is ongoing and Dr. Mikell will describe the methodology, program adaptation and initial outcomes.  Strategies to increase community engagement in curriculum development and participation in the program will be discussed.


Melissa DeNomie
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-8867

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Session date: 
02/10/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
HUB A1015/A1035
WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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