|Awarded On||July 27, 2011|
|Title||Y Living: A healthy lifestyle program for cancer prevention and risk reduction|
|Award Mechanism||Health Behavior Change Through Public and Professional Education and Training|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Deborah Parra-Medina|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Colorectal|
Y Living: A Healthy Lifestyle Program for Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction (Y Living Program) uses evidence-based strategies to promote physical activity, a balanced diet and prevent excess weight among Hispanic families in San Antonio. The proposed multi-component program was developed in response to local needs and builds on expertise, experience and resources from University of Texas Health Science Center, The University of Texas at San Antonio and YMCA of Greater San Antonio. Through this collaborative effort we will implement a culturally-relevant community-based intervention strategy that includes a communication campaign, individually adapted health education, enhanced social supp...