Early results from GAVA: A place-based, multi-sectoral intervention targeting healthy lifestyles

Speaker: Aida, Nika, Christine
Length: 59:54 minutes

The Go! Austin Vamos! Austin (GAVA) project is a five year coalition-driven, evidence-based health initiative that targets multiple levels of health determinants for residents in a predominantly Hispanic, low-income area of Austin with a high prevalence of obesity. GAVA seeks to implement strategies targeting residents’ fruit and vegetable behavior and physical activity practice. In this talk, we will describe GAVA’s strategies, and preliminary evaluation results with a specific emphasis on parks.


Aida Nielsen, MPH
Project Director

Nika Akhavan, MPH
Research Coordinator

Christine Jovanovic, MPH
Graduate Assistant