This presentation will highlight findings from a recent study to help determine how and why community organizations identify, adopt, disseminate and sustain evidence-based programs for Latinos with Arthritis.
Several evidence-based programs have emerged to support increased physical activity among those with arthritis, including Walk With Ease (WWE), a 6-week self-directed walking and behavior change intervention. WWE has been translated into Spanish, Camine con Gusto (CCG); however, few organizations have adopted and disseminated CCG to their Spanish-speaking community members. Guided by the Diffusion of Innovations Theory (DIF), the purpose of this study was to learn more. In addition to a summary of this study and the findings, we will also share new OA education tools and resources that are now available in Spanish, including the recently launched online CCG portal.
About the speakers:
Serena Weisner, MS- OAAA Director of Community Programming
Marvin Albert Meza Jarquín- MD Candidate, Class of 2024, Castillo Scholar, First Class, UNC School of Medicine
The OA Action Alliance Lunch & Learn webinars keep you up-to-date on the latest osteoarthritis research, news and activities. Each monthly webinar begins at 12:00 pm ET and runs for 30 minutes. Webinars are free and open to the public. Webinars are archived on our website events page (URL: oaaction.unc.edu/webinar) and on the OA Action Alliance YouTube channel in case you missed one or can't get enough!