Early results from GAVA: A place-based, multi-sectoral intervention targeting healthy lifestyles
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
Nika Akhavan, MPH
Christine Jovanovic, MPH