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Magdalena (Maggie) NavaThe Greater Humboldt Park CommunityDiabetes Empowerment Center

We strive to empowerthe community to takecharge of their health byproviding free andaccessible healtheducation, physicalactivity classes, andcommunity outreachintervention.

Demographics Hispanic – 53.3%– Predominantly ofPuerto Rican decent Black – 40.8% White – 4.44% Asian – 0.39% Other – 0.15%Source: -Attainment

The role DEC plays in the Humboldt Park Community; WHY ANDHOW A survey study conducted by SinaiUrban Health Institute (SUHI) in 2006concluded that 21% of Puerto Ricans inHumboldt Park were living withdiabetes. The mortality rate in Humboldt Parkwas 3 times higher than the U.S. In 2010 NIH granted Rush University2 million dollars to launch an initiative;in collaboration with SUHI theyconducted a 3 study called Block byBlock The Greater Humboldt ParkCommunity Diabetes EmpowermentCenter journey begins.

Physical Activity Physical Activity program:– Beginners level– Classes offered at; DEC, Humboldt Park field house, and Kosciuszko Park field house Courses we offer:– Dance-aerobics– Pilates– Zumba– Yoga– Tai chi– Seasonal Walking groups

Health Education Classes Every Wednesday at 12pm-1pmDifferent topics every week.– Diabetes 101– Nutrition– Vaccines– Medication– Cardiovascular diseaseInstructors are from ourpartner medical facilities– Presence– Norwegian American Hospital– Dominican University

Healthy Cooking DemonstrationsBi-weekly and Special Events

Viva la Familia Six-week health programlead by Loyola medicalstudents Weekly presentations onvarious health topics Measure participantsprogress Provide child care

Community Engagement

We go to various places to reach the community Local eventLocal grocery storesLocal churches and schoolsCommunity health fairs

Participate in local events Puerto Rican People’s Parade Fiesta Boricua HopeFest

We host community events 10,000 StepsMove for LifeDiabetes Awareness Day eventMother’s day eventValentine’s day eventFlu shot eventAnd many more!

Collaborators and PartnershipsHow do wemaintain andnurture theserelationships?

Be familiar with yourpartners/collaboratorsterminology/language. Why and who does thework (Mission and Vision) Get to know them very well;type of work they do in andout of the communities.

Know how to communicate;be friendly and courteous Be very attentive and trulylisten to their needs/wants Be respectful of their time;however take advantage ofthe time they do give you!

Learn to be comfortable and flexible in anywork environment

Let them see that you love what you do!!!

The Humboldt Park Community Diabetes Empowerment Center2753 W. Division, Chicago, IL tesEmpowermentCenterWE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY!

diabetes. The mortality rate in Humboldt Park was 3 times higher than the U.S. In 2010 NIH granted Rush University 2 million dollars to launch an initiative; in collaboration with SUHI they conducted a 3 study called Block by Block The Greater Humboldt Park Community Diabetes